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Cinema love : a novel / Jiaming Tang.

Tang, Jiaming, (author.).

"A staggering, tender epic about gay men in rural China and the women who marry them"-- Provided by publisher.
For over thirty years, Old Second and Bao Mei have cobbled together a meager existence in New York City’s Chinatown. But unlike other couples, these two share an unusual past. In rural Fuzhou, before they emigrated, they frequented the Workers’ Cinema: a theater where gay men cruised for love. While classic war films played, Old Second and his countrymen found intimacy in the screening rooms. In the box office, Bao Mei sold movie tickets to closeted men, guarding their secrets and finding her own happiness with the projectionist. But when Old Second’s passion for his male lover is revealed, a series of haunting events unfold, propelling these characters toward an uncertain future in America. Spanning three timelines—post-socialist China, 1980s Chinatown, and contemporary New York—Cinema Love is an “exceptional" and "moving” (Alice Hoffman) epic about men and women who find themselves in forbidden relationships; the weight of secrets; and the way memory forever haunts the present.

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  • ISBN: 9780593474334
  • ISBN: 0593474333
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2024.
Subject: Gay men > China > Fiction.
Asian gay men > Fiction
Closeted gay men > Fiction
Chinese Americans > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Gay fiction.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.


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Easton Main Library TANG (Text) 31901004791945 New Adult Fiction Available -

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