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Seeing ghosts : a memoir  Cover Image Book Book

Seeing ghosts : a memoir / Kat Chow.

Chow, Kat, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781538716328
  • ISBN: 1538716321
  • Physical Description: 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

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Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying---especially her mother. A vivacious and mischievous woman, Kat's mother made a morbid joke that would haunt her for years to come: when she died, she'd like to be stuffed and displayed in Kat's future apartment in order to always watch over her. After her mother dies unexpectedly from cancer, Kat, her sisters, and their father are plunged into a debilitating, lonely grief. With a distinct voice that is wry and heartfelt, Kat weaves together a story of the fallout of grief that follows her extended family as they emigrate from China and Hong Kong to Cuba and America. Seeing Ghosts asks what it means to reclaim and tell your family’s story: Is writing an exorcism or is it its own form of preservation? The result is an extraordinary new contribution to the literature of the American family, and a provocative and transformative meditation on who we become facing loss.
Subject: Chow, Kat > Childhood and youth.
Chinese Americans > Biography.
Mothers > Death > Psychological aspects.
Biography & autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Asian & Asian American.
Chinese American families.
Chinese Americans.
Loss (Psychology)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 973.04951 CHOW (Text) 520074 Non-Fiction Available -

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