The Leavers

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Lisa Ko
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Thais R.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781681685083
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An 11-year old's mother leaves for work in the morning and never comes back.

Deming Guo loves his mother dearly, but one day she goes to work and never comes back. Shuffled into foster care, he is eventually adopted by a white family who renames him Daniel Wilkinson. He tries to fit in, but doesn't really trust he's lovable. Set in New York and China, this character-driven novel explores topics of immigration, deportation, addiction, self-actualization, parenting and so much more with detailed descriptions. Emily Woo Zeller's emotional narration aptly evokes the spirit of the story.