Paper Names

by Susie Luo
Paper Names
  • ISBN-13: 9780857308559
  • Author(s): Susie Luo
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Verve Books
  • Imprint: Verve Books
  • Publication Date: 21-03-2024
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£9.99
Outside a New York apartment building, a violent attack alters the course of three lives forever. Tony, a Chinese-born engineer turned Manhattan doorman, who immigrated to the United States to give his family a better life. His daughter, Tammy, who we meet at age nine and follow through to adulthood and who grapples with expectations surrounding a first-generation American and her own personal desires. And Oliver, a charming, white lawyer with a dark family secret, who is continuously propelled towards Tammy and Tony, whether by fate or his choices. We follow Tony, Tammy and Oliver across three decades, watching them struggle with the American dream, and whether they must sacrifice and their sense of selves to attain it. This heart-breaking story will make you question - was it really worth it?
About the book

Outside a New York apartment building, a violent attack alters the course of three lives forever. Tony, a Chinese-born engineer turned Manhattan doorman, who immigrated to the United States to give his family a better life. His daughter, Tammy, who we meet at age nine and follow through to adulthood and who grapples with expectations surrounding a first-generation American and her own personal desires. And Oliver, a charming, white lawyer with a dark family secret, who is continuously propelled towards Tammy and Tony, whether by fate or his choices. We follow Tony, Tammy and Oliver across three decades, watching them struggle with the American dream, and whether they must sacrifice and their sense of selves to attain it. This heart-breaking story will make you question - was it really worth it?