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A quitter's paradise : a novel / Elysha Chang.

Chang, Elysha, (author.).


Eleanor is doing just fine. Yes, she's keeping secrets from her husband. Sure, she quit her PhD program. And, true, her mother is dead, and Eleanor has yet to go through her things. But what else is she supposed to do? What shape can grief take when you didn't understand the person you've lost? Resisting at every turn, Eleanor tumbles blindly down a path toward confronting her present. As Eleanor's avoidance of her feelings results in a series of outrageous -- often hilarious -- choices, her actions begin to threaten all she holds most dear. Meanwhile, glimpses of Eleanor's childhood and family history in Taiwan unfurl, revealing long-held secrets. But will she be brave enough to withstand the reckoning she's hurtling toward? At once disarmingly provocative and compulsively readable, A Quitter's Paradise is an unexpectedly funny study of the beauty and contradictions of grief, family bonds, and self-knowledge, exploring the ways we unwittingly guard the secrets of our loved ones, even from ourselves.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781638930525
  • ISBN: 163893052X
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : SJP Lit, 2023.
Subject: Taiwanese Americans > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
New Jersey > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


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Prince Rupert Library Chan (Text) 33294002167146 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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