China Ghosts

China Ghosts : My Daughter's Journey to America, My Passage to Fatherhood

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Aching to expand from a couple to a family, Jeff Gammage--a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer--and his wife, Christine, embarked upon a journey that would carry them across a shifting landscape of emotion and through miles of red tape and bureaucratic protocol. On the other side of the world--in the smog-choked city of Changsha in Hunan Province--a silent, stoic little girl was waiting for them: Jin Yu, their new daughter. Now they would have to learn how to fully embrace a life altered beyond recognition by new concerns and responsibilities--and by a love unlike any they'd ever felt before.

Alive with insight and feeling, China Ghosts is an eye-opening depiction of the foreign adoption process and a remarkable glimpse into a different culture. Most important, it is a poignant, heartfelt, and intensely intimate chronicle of the making of a family.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061240303
  • 9780061240300
  • 1,411,954

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"A love story between father and daughter . . . Powerful emotions."--Washington Post Book World
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