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The Resource Plum rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax

Plum rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax

Label
Plum rains
Title
Plum rains
Statement of responsibility
Andromeda Romano-Lax
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"2029: In Japan, a historically mono-cultural nation, childbirth rates are at a critical low and the elderly are living increasingly long lives. This population crisis has precipitated a mass immigration of foreign medical workers from all over Asia--as well as the development of refined artificial intelligence to step in where humans fall short. In Tokyo, Angelica Navarro, a Filipina nurse who has been working in Japan for the last five years, is the caretaker for Sayoko Itou, an intensely private woman about to turn 100 years old. Angelica is a dedicated nurse, working night and day to keep her paperwork in order, obey the strict labor laws for foreign nationals, study for her ongoing proficiency exams, and most of all keep her demanding client happy. But one day Sayoko receives a present from her son: a cutting-edge robot caretaker that will educate itself to anticipate Sayoko's every need. Angelica wonders if she is about to be forced out of her much-needed job by an inanimate object--one with a preternatural ability to uncover the most deeply buried secrets of the humans around it. While Angelica is fighting back against the AI with all of her resources, Sayoko is becoming more and more attached to the machine. The old woman is hiding many secrets of her own--and maybe now she's too old to want to keep them anymore. In a tour de force tapestry of science fiction and historical fiction, Andromeda Romano-Lax presents a story set in Japan and Taiwan that spans a century of empire, conquest, progress, and destruction. Plum Rains elegantly broaches such important contemporary conversations as immigration, the intersection of labor and technology, the ecological fate of our planet and the future of its children"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Romano-Lax, Andromeda
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O59
LC item number
P58 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Nurses
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Nurses
Label
Plum rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003761767
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781616959012
Lccn
2017055194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003761767
Label
Plum rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003761767
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781616959012
Lccn
2017055194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003761767

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