International Monthly Book Club

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October 17, 2017
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November 16, 2017

A stunning portrait of a multinational family, an unflinching inquiry into the meaning of patriotism.

“A Map of Betrayal” by Ha Jin

Monday, January 15 @ 7pm, Rm 202

                                 Free to attend. Registration is not needed.

Lilian Shang, a history professor in Maryland, knew that her father, Gary, had been the most important Chinese spy ever caught in the United States. When she discovers his diary after the death of her parents, its pages reveal the full pain that his double life entailed and point to a hidden second family that he’d left behind in China.

As Lilian follows her father’s trail back into the Chinese provinces, she begins to grasp the extent of her father’s dilemma—torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country. As she starts to understand that Gary, too, had been betrayed, she finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from endangering yet another generation of the Shangs.

 

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