“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” • So many laye…

“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” ❤️

So many layers to this book. The premise is Polly, an undocumented Chinese worker, goes to work at the nail salon one day and does not return. She has an eleven year old son, Deming, and this book explores what happens to Polly and Deming through the years. It’s hard to write about this review without spoilers and it’s best to go into this one without knowing anything. I did and I think it leads to a better reading experience. But I do think it’s very relevant now and shows that immigration is very broad and the stories and experiences of immigrants deserve to be heard and considered, particularly undocumented immigrants who have so many more challenges and obstacles. Glad to have read this with the group ! Always a great discussion . Thanks for hosting us readwithtoni !! ❤️



3 thoughts on ““She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” • So many laye…”

  1. I can’t wait to put this on my TBR list! As a Chinese-American adoptee, I always try to keep my eyes out for good Asian-led books and literature! I feel like it give me a way to better appreciate where I come from and my history, as well as what Asians continue to face now. Thank you for the recommendations!!😁

  2. Was wondering what you’d choose for food! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one as well. Thank you for reading along!

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