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The Resource Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner

Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner

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Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging
Title
Futureface
Title remainder
a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging
Statement of responsibility
Alex Wagner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alex Wagner grew up with a patchwork picture of her identity. She was the daughter of two great waves of immigration: her Irish father's American roots were in the 19th century stream of Europeans looking to start over, and her Burmese mother arrived as part of the mid-20th-century wave of Asian and Latin American immigrants, fleeing their own civil wars and economic crises. Both sides of her family embraced America as their new home, leaving behind the Old World, except for the occasional ritual, now emptied of meaning. Alex grew up only knowing that she was brown--a harbinger of a future America, one where we'd gotten past our atavistic ideas of race and ancestry. But this noble idea left her feeling empty and alone. Then one day a cousin on her father's side--the family historian--let slip a family secret: their great-grandfather, the first Wagner to settle in America, might have been Jewish. And Alex was suddenly awakened to the possibility of actually being someone--having an identity that mattered, a tribe to belong to--and was intoxicated by the possibility. So she set off on a quest to find the truth about her family story and to answer the deeper, nagging questions: Who am I? And where do I belong?"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner, Alex
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.W254
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner, Alex
  • Wagner, Alex
  • Wagner, Alex
  • Journalists
  • Women journalists
  • Burmese Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Burmese Americans
  • Families
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Journalists
  • Travel
  • Women journalists
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solitaire -- Bullet holes and ashes -- The Americans -- Crosshairs -- Epilogue : a word about living (and dying)
Control code
on1041218290
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780812997941
Lccn
2017038006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041218290
Label
Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging, Alex Wagner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solitaire -- Bullet holes and ashes -- The Americans -- Crosshairs -- Epilogue : a word about living (and dying)
Control code
on1041218290
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780812997941
Lccn
2017038006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041218290

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