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Author Freudenberger, Nell.

Title The dissident / Nell Freudenberger.

Published New York : ECCO, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.6 FREUDEN    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 427 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Yuan Zhao, a celebrated Chinese performance artist and political dissident, has accepted a one year's artist's residency in Los Angeles. He is to be a Visiting Scholar at the St. Anselm's School for Girls, teaching advanced art, and hosted by one of the school's most devoted families: the wealthy if dysfunctional Traverses. But when their guest arrives, the Traverses are preoccupied with their own problems. Cece - devoted mother and contemporary art enthusiast - worries about the recent arrest of her son, Max. Unable to communicate with her husband, Gordon, a psychiatrist distracted by his passion for genealogical research, she turns to Gordon's wayward brother, Phil. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Olivia Travers is just relieved that her classmates seem to be ignoring the weird Chinese art teacher living in her pool house - at least until a brilliant but troublesome new student appears in his class." "The dissident, for his part, is delighted to be left alone. His relationship to the 1989 Democracy Movement and his past in a Beijing underground artists' community together give him reason for not wanting to be scrutinized too carefully. The trouble starts when he and his American hosts begin to see one another with clearer eyes."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Artists -- Fiction.
Chinese -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
China -- Fiction.
Standard Number 9780060758714
ISBN 0060758716