The Celestials: a novel

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In June of 1870, seventy-five Chinese laborers arrived in North Adams, Massachusetts, to work for Calvin Sampson, one of the biggest industrialists in that busy factory town. Except for the foreman, the Chinese didn't speak English. They didn't know they were strikebreakers. The eldest of them was twenty-two. Combining historical and fictional elements, The Celestials beautifully reimagines the story of Sampson's "Chinese experiment" and the effect of the newcomers' threatening and exotic presence on the New England locals. When Sampson's wife, Julia, gives birth to a mixed-race baby, the infant becomes a lightning rod for the novel's conflicts concerning identity, alienation, and exile.
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Combining historical and fictional elements, The Celestials beautifully reimagines the story of Sampson’s “Chinese experiment” and the effect of the newcomers’ threatening and exotic presence on the New England locals. When Sampson’s wife, Julia, gives birth to a mixed-race baby, the infant becomes a lightning rod for the novel’s conflicts concerning identity, alienation, and exile.
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subject_facet Chinese -- Massachusetts -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Labor unions -- Massachusetts -- Fiction, Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, North Adams (Mass.) -- Fiction
title_display The Celestials : a novel
title_full The Celestials : a novel / by Karen Shepard, The Celestials A Novel
title_short The Celestials :
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topic_facet Chinese, Fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Identity (Psychology), Labor unions, Literature