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Author Ḥakkākiyān, Ru'yā, author.

Title A beginner's guide to America : for the immigrant and the curious / Roya Hakakian.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    646.7008 HAK    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 222 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Written as a "guide" for the newly arrived, and providing "practical information and advice," Roya Hakakian, an immigrant herself, reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. She captures the texture of life in a new place in all its complexity, laying bare both its beauty and its darkness as she discusses race, sex, love, death, consumerism, and what it is like to be from a country that is in America's crosshairs. Her tenderly perceptive and surprisingly humorous account invites us to see ourselves as we appear to others, making it possible for us to rediscover our many American gifts through the perspective of the outsider"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222).
Subject Immigrants -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Immigrants -- United States -- Life skills guides.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 9780525656067 (hardcover)
0525656065 (hardcover)

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