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Picture Us In The Light

by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert X
Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2018, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 12, 2019, 320 pages

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Michelle Anya Anjirbag

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A heart-wrenching narrative about family, sacrifices, and secrets – and so much more.

Kelly Loy Gilbert presents a beautiful narrative with myriad intertwined plotlines that explores the complications of learning the truth about where we come from while trying to figure out what we might yet become. Danny Cheng is a senior at Silicon Valley High School and has just received a full scholarship to Rhode Island School of Design. Life is, in many ways, good despite managing the guilt and aftermath he and his friends are wading through following a tragedy. However, all of that changes after his father loses his job and their family needs to move. Danny unearths a family secret – a sister who was born before his parents emigrated from China and had him. As Danny learns more about his family's past, things start to unravel, and he is forced to come face to face with the tenuous stability of his family's life, and how it might yet shape his future.

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