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The family chao : a novel / Lan Samantha Chang.

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  • ISBN: 9781432899936
  • ISBN: 1432899937
  • Physical Description: 511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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"The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant's delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, content to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. Whether or not Big Leo Chao is honest, or his wife, Winnie, is happy, their food tastes good and their three sons earned scholarships to respectable colleges. But when the brothers reunite in Haven, the Chao family's secrets and simmering resentments erupt at last. Before long, brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo is found dead--presumed murdered--and his sons find they've drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town. The ensuing trial brings to light potential motives for all three brothers: Dagou, the restaurant's reckless head chef; Ming, financially successful but personally tortured; and the youngest, gentle but lost college student James. As the spotlight on the brothers tightens--and the family dog meets an unexpected fate--Dagou, Ming, and James must reckon with the legacy of their father's outsized appetites and their own future survival. Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Chinese American families > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Chinese restaurants > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ansonia Public Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library LP CHANG, LAN SAMANTHA (Text) 34045145960790 Adult New Large Type Available -

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