Girl in Translation
Jean Kwok
Contributed by Harvey Landy
Chapter 1

Kimberly and her mother arrive in America from Hong Kong. They moved in with Aunt Paula who had been in America for a few years. While Aunt Paula seemed eager for them to arrive, when they are actually in her house, she seems to think she’s better than them. She ultimately finds a run-down apartment for Kimberly and her mother to live in. While the apartment doesn’t seem safe, it’s in a bad neighborhood and infested with rats and cockroaches, Kimberly and her mother attempt to make the best of the situation. Ma is able to get a job at the factory, but she needs Kimberly to come help her in order to finish the work in time every night.

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