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    [Read] (The Unpassing) “Unpassing” is a deeply melancholic tale — where feelings of separation alienation grief guilt anger failure never seems to go

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    FREE READ The Unpassing [Read] (The Unpassing) READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin 35 starsA uiet compelling novel about a Taiwanese family struggling to survive in Alaska The novel takes place in the 1980s against o

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    [Read] (The Unpassing) Chia-Chia Lin Ì 1 READ The Unpassing is an accomplished character driven drama following the trials and tribulations of a Taiwanese American immigrant family residing in 1980s Anchorage Alaska Told from the perspective of young Gavin the ten year old son this gives a very innocent original point of view that we are not used to seeing in books so that was most refreshing The characters are beautifully rendered and come live on the page; they almost fee

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    FREE READ The Unpassing [Read] (The Unpassing) READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin This gorgeously written novel is about at least partly the complicated grief of children magnified as it is by their limited understanding of the social mechanics of death and all too often by the failure of adults to help them throug

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    FREE READ The Unpassing [Read] (The Unpassing) I am putting this aside at 40% not because the book is not well written it is but because I am not connecting to the story nor the characters Not A typical plot here it tAkes some concentration which I don't seem to have for this story Many have loved it and it is getting very good journal reviews but it's just not for me

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    READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin [Read] (The Unpassing) Chia-Chia Lin Ì 1 READ The Unpassing straddles many familiar genres – a coming of age story an immigrant displacement saga a grief odyssey an American dream gone wrong tale But the novel’s true journey is straight to the human heart and what survives when people

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    Chia-Chia Lin Ì 1 READ READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin [Read] (The Unpassing) The Unpassing by Chia Chia Lin explores the challenges of assimilation experienced by a Taiwanese immigrant family of six in Alaska Set against Alaska’s beautiful but stark landscape and its unforgiving climate the family struggles to adjust to life an unfamiliar country while dealing with personal grief The story unfolds through the first person voice of Gavin the eldest boy in the family It flashes back t

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    [Read] (The Unpassing) “It was a kind of violence what my father had done He had brought us to a place we didn’t belong and taken us from a place we did Now we yearned for all places and found peace in none” Lin’s story explores the effect of geographic location on the strength of a family In this case a Taiwanese family settles in a ramshackle house in Southcentral Alaska Lin weaves the Challenger disaster story throughout the narrative The first trage

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    [Read] (The Unpassing) Chia-Chia Lin Ì 1 READ “ It was a kind of violence what my father had done He had brought us to a place we didn’t belong and taken us from a place we did Now we yearned for all places and found peace in none”“The Unpassing by Chia Chia Lin is a slow burn of

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    READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin [Read] (The Unpassing) Chia-Chia Lin Ì 1 READ Chia Chia Lin tells the story of a family coming apart After emigrating from Taiwan the family eventually settles in Alaska where the father works digging wells and installing septic systems jobs that go dormant during the long winter months The family struggles financially and the parents' relationship is marked by hostility Then one of the four children dies of meningitis and the father is sued by a customer and the fault lines in the f

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READ Í The Unpassing READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin A searing debut novel that explores community identity and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in AlaskaIn Chia Chia Lin’s debut novel The Unpassing we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage Alaska The father hardworking but beaten down is employed as a plumber and repairman while the mother a loving strong willed and unpredictably emotional matriarch holds the house together When ten year old Gavin contracts. Unpassing is a deeply melancholic tale where feelings of separation alienation grief guilt anger failure never seems to go away Incredible debutnarrated by a 10 year old boy Gavin is really an adult now but tells this tale fromhis childhood perspectives observations thoughts and feelings This book moved my soul in many ways Complex themes are explored after the death of the youngest child filled with specific interesting details including other tragic deaths happening in the world at the same time However it was this family where our focus always returns to a family we care about The author explores the children s grief in relation to their parents griefand the siblings grief in relation to each otherwith varied ranges of emotions in her storytelling Each family member with distinctive characteristics job responsibilities childhood distractions strengths and failures were grieving in a foreign country on the outskirts of Anchorage Alaskaa home that didn t feel like home The father He had brought us to a place we didn t belong and taken from us a place we did The title Unpassing was interesting to meas in un settlingin the choice to come to Americaoran un expected death or un able to accept loss and failuresor un said things emotions not expressed Unpassing is a gorgeously written debut by Chia Chia LinDeeply feltFor meone of the themes that stood out was how does a parentparents nurture their bereaved children when they themselves are grieving This storyconfirms for me that it s not easy When I was college I once approached my mother perhaps my mistake but many years after the death of her husband my fatherand said Daddy dying was a major loss for me I missed growing up without a father Her response was Daddy dying was a lot harder on me than it was you Shut me right upButWas his death harder on my mom than my sister and IMaybe not that it s a competition but I m not so sure children are any resilient to tragedy than adults are Little people have creative ways of acting out and often their voices go unheardwith their needs passed over This cautionary tale with themes about immigration isolation coming of age and death of a family memberis one of those books I won t forget easynot the name of the book the authors name Chia Chia Lin or the content Powerful page turning engrossing heartbreakingwith stunning prose

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The Unpassing

READ Í The Unpassing READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin Meningitis at school he falls into a deep nearly fatal coma He wakes up a week later to learn that his little sister Ruby was infected too She did not surviveRoutine takes over for the grieving family the siblings care for each other as they befriend a neighboring family and explore the woods; distance grows between the parents as they deal with their loss separately But things spiral when the father increasingly guilt ridden after Ruby’s death is sued for not properly installing a septic t. The Unpassing straddles many familiar genres a coming of age story an immigrant displacement saga a grief odyssey an American dream gone wrong tale But the novel s true journey is straight to the human heart and what survives when people disappear without our full awareness or our permissionOur first person narrator Gavin is a child when he contracts meningitis in school right before the Challenger space shuttle is set to take off When he awakes he finds out that the shuttle has exploded and that his youngest sister Ruby has died probably because he brought the virus into the house Her death shatters the already vulnerable landscape of his Taiwanese parents who have relocated to the starkly beautiful but unforgiving state of AlaskaChia Chia Lin writes many scenes that are haunting Gavin and his mother coming across an impossible to conceive setting of a beached beluga whale It looked too big to die too big to vanish during a sudden silent creak of the world And what I thought had they done with Ruby s body There are flying suirrels that take over the attic and eventually die en masse outdoors And there s the younger brother Natty who insists that his parents have disappeared too and have morphed into other people and the older sister Pei Pei a teenager who outside the home is known as PaigeThere are many subtle uestions here about the American Dream gone awry a mom foraging for food on the road the children s embarrassment and dread of outsiders knowing they have little furniture or food and even the realization that not all of us can afford police or hospital support in times of extreme need Nothing is under one s control even the landscape outside which can uickly shift from peaceful to threatening in the flash of an eyeIt s a bleak book but then again life isn t always a fairy tale particularly for those who are acting out their own tragedies in a land that is not uite yet home 45 stars rounded up

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READ Í The Unpassing READ ☆ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ì Chia-Chia Lin Ank which results in grave harm to a little boy In the ensuing chaos what really happened to Ruby finally emergesWith flowing prose that evokes the terrifying beauty of the Alaskan wilderness Lin explores the fallout after the loss of a child and the way in which a family is forced to grieve in a place that doesn’t yet feel like home Emotionally raw and subtly suspenseful The Unpassing is a deeply felt family saga that dismisses the American dream for a harsher but ultimately profound realit. It was a kind of violence what my father had done He had brought us to a place we didn t belong and taken us from a place we did Now we yearned for all places and found peace in none The Unpassing by Chia Chia Lin is a slow burn of a novel that engulfs you in the atmospheric landscape and the characters lives so than inviting you into the plot This book is extremely character drive its Knausgaard esue with its bold and heavily detailed description of the Alaskan wilderness that surrounds the people within The five main characters are strongly built throughout the pages with such desire that you almost forget that there really isn t a huge strong plot it takes a backseat in this one and for me that was absolutely perfect and refreshing but for some I can see they might not enjoy thatThe Unpassing takes place in the 80 s and centers around a Taiwanese immigrant family of six which very uickly is reduced to five when the narrator ten year old Gavin contracts meningitis from an outbreak at school He wakes a week later from a coma to find out he is alright but his youngest sister Ruby also contracted the disease from him and didn t survive The entirety of the novel follows the mother and father whom come from different asian countries and never feel at home in America their struggles being in a foreign land and also the strain on their marriage and happiness Then there is Gavin and his older sister Pei Pei and his younger brother Natty none of them are super close as most siblings that age aren t but they also aren t exactly rivals They too feel the weight of not belonging in a country that is not their own The novel follows the entire family and how they each react and live after the death of the youngest navigating through the beautiful canyons of the wilderness and the ugly despair within the very depths of their souls this book hit me harder the farther into it I got Halfway through I had it being a three star novel but pressed on and was rewarded with a stunning five star depiction of a beautiful story and stunning surprise behind Ruby s death

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Unpassing
  • Chia-Chia Lin
  • en
  • 11 August 2020
  • 9780374279363