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The school for good mothers : a novel

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Unabridged.

Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn't have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents' sacrifices. She can't persuade her husband, Gust, to give up his wellness-obsessed younger mistress. Only with Harriet, their cherubic daughter does Frida finally attain the perfection expected of her. Harriet may be all she has, but she is just enough. Until Frida has a very bad day. The state has its eyes on mothers like Frida. The ones who check their phones, letting their children get injured on the playground; who let their children walk home alone. Because of one moment of poor judgment, a host of government officials will now determine if Frida is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a mother's devotion. Faced with the possibility of losing Harriet, Frida must prove that a bad mother can be redeemed. That she can learn to be good. A searing page-turner that is also a transgressive novel of ideas about the perils of 'perfect' upper-middle-class parenting; the violence enacted upon women by both the state and, at times, one another; the systems that separate families; and the boundlessness of love, The School for Good Mothers introduces, in Frida, an everywoman for the ages. Using dark wit to explore the pains and joys of the deepest ties that bind us, Chan has written a modern literary classic.

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Bedford Free Library CD FIC CHA (Text)
Audiobook
31002150874450
Checked out
08/11/2022
Chappaqua Library CD FICTION CHAN (Text)
Audiobook
31005153949602
Checked out
10/11/2022
John C. Hart Memorial Library CDBK CHAN (Text)
New Audiobook
31030155113129
Available
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Larchmont Public Library CDB FIC CHAN (Text)
New Audiobook
31014152888511
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Mamaroneck Public Library District CD FICTION (Text)
Audiobook
31015152545415
Checked out
09/20/2022
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264 1. ‡a[New York] : ‡bSimon & Schuster, Inc., ‡c[2022]
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650 0. ‡aChinese American women ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aSingle mothers ‡vFiction.
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