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Third Act - by John Wilson & Xiaoming Yao (Paperback)

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The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwright, Neil Peterson, caught up in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937. The contemporary story focuses on three Chinese friends (Tone, Pike and Theresa) who grapple in their own ways with the pressure to succeed in an unfamiliar culture. The historical tale concerns Peterson's effort to find his literary voice and save the woman he loves amidst the chaos and horror of the fall of Nanjing in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two stories are tied together by a play that Peterson attempted to write after his return to America. The students in the present day get caught up in putting on a performance of the missing third act of Peterson's play, and in doing so they are forced to confront their cultural and personal pasts and futures.
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical, People & Places, School & Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Orca Book Pub
Age Range: Teen
Book theme: Asia, College & University
Author: John Wilson & Xiaoming Yao
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2018
TCIN: 53612353
UPC: 9781459819672
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-2136
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