|Book Name:||Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng|
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“Our Missing Hearts” is a novel by Celeste Ng that tells the story of a Chinese-American family living in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1980s. The story follows the lives of the three main characters: Lily, a young girl struggling to understand her identity as both Chinese and American; her mother, Anna, who is desperate to assimilate into American culture and hide her past in China; and her father, John, who is caught between his traditional Chinese values and his desire to succeed in his new country.
As the family navigates the complexities of immigration and cultural assimilation, they are also faced with the sudden disappearance of Lily’s older sister, which sends the family into a spiral of grief and mystery. The novel explores themes of identity, family, and loss as the characters try to come to terms with the past and move forward in the present.
Throughout the novel, Ng paints a poignant and emotional portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of immigration and the importance of embracing one’s cultural heritage and identity. “Our Missing Hearts” is a powerful and heart-wrenching tale that will leave readers moved and inspired.
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Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. Bird knows not to ask too many questions, stand out too much, or stray too far. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve “American culture” in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic—including the work of Bird’s mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems; he doesn’t know her work or what happened to her, and he knows he shouldn’t wonder. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of librarians, into the lives of the children who have been taken, and finally to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change. Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It’s a story about the power—and limitations—of art to create change, the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Book Summary
In “Our Missing Hearts,” Celeste Ng tells the story of two young women, Lacey and Mia, struggling to find their place in the world and make sense of their complicated relationships with their families.
Lacey is a college student trying to break free from the expectations of her wealthy and overbearing parents. She feels suffocated by their constant pressure to succeed and is constantly searching for ways to assert her independence.
Mia is a high school student struggling to come to terms with her mother’s death. She is overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings and is constantly at odds with her father, who is struggling to cope with his grief.
As the two women navigate the challenges of growing up and finding their path, they also confront the complex and often conflicting feelings they have for their families. Lacey begins to question whether she really wants to follow in her parent’s footsteps, while Mia grapples with the guilt and anger she feels towards her father for not being able to protect her and her siblings.
Through their struggles and their growth, Lacey and Mia understand the true meaning of family and the importance of finding their way.
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Author(s): Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Year: 2022
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