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Number One Chinese Restaurant

by Lillian Li

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Number One Chinese Restaurant Synopsis

The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars for decades, but behind the staff's professional smiles simmer tensions, heartaches and grudges from decades of bustling restaurant life. Owner Jimmy Han has ambitions for a new high-end fusion place, hoping to eclipse his late father's homely establishment. Jimmy's older brother, Johnny, is more concerned with restoring the dignity of the family name than his faltering relationship with his own teenaged daughter, Annie. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, yearn to turn their thirty-year friendship into something more, while Nan's son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. When disaster strikes and Pat and Annie find themselves in a dangerous game that means tragedy for the Duck House, their families must finally confront the conflicts and loyalties simmering beneath the red and gold lanterns.

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ISBN: 9781911590071
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: ONE an imprint of Pushkin Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781911590071
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Lillian Li
Publisher: ONE an imprint of Pushkin Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lillian Li

Lillian Li received her BA from Princeton and her MFA from the University of Michigan. She has received the Hopwood Award in Short Fiction, and her work has been featured in Guernica, Granta and Jezebel. She currently teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan and works as a bookseller at Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor.

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