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The Fortunes

(2016)
A novel by

 
From the bestselling, acclaimed author of The Welsh Girl comes a groundbreaking, provocative new novel recasting American history through the lives of Chinese Americans.

Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience.

Inhabiting four lives - a railroad baron's valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor, Hollywood's first Chinese movie star, a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans, and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption - this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive - as much through love as blood.

Building fact into fiction, spinning fiction around fact, Davies uses each of these stories - three inspired by real historical characters - to examine the process of becoming not only Chinese American, but American.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-68324-299-8 / 978-1-68324-299-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 0-544-26370-7 / 978-0-544-26370-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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August 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 0-340-98023-0 / 978-0-340-98023-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-328-74548-1 / 978-1-328-74548-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 0-340-98025-7 / 978-0-340-98025-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 0-340-98024-9 / 978-0-340-98024-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

September 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-5318-2439-0 / 978-1-5318-2439-6
Publisher: Brilliance Corp
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September 2017 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-5318-2440-4 / 978-1-5318-2440-2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-5100-5204-6 / 978-1-5100-5204-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

October 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-5318-2436-6 / 978-1-5318-2436-5
Publisher: Brilliance Corp
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-5318-2437-4 / 978-1-5318-2437-2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
ISBN: 1-5318-2438-2 / 978-1-5318-2438-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fortunes
Author(s): Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Sceptre
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