Children of the New World - “Saying Goodbye to Yang” Summary & Analysis

Alexander Weinstein
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Summary

”Saying Goodbye to Yang” is related from a first-person limited point of view. The unnamed narrator is married to a woman named Kyra. The couple has adopted a Chinese daughter and purchased a robot from Brothers & Sisters Inc. that looks Chinese and comes loaded with facts and information about China and the culture. In the opening scene, the robot/brother, Yang, malfunctions. The narrator quickly shuts Yang down, but the robot will not turn back on. The parents decide to take Yang to a repair shop. This robot cost them $8,000 and they don’t have enough money to buy a new one.

The narrator drags Yang’s limp body to the first repair shop, a place recommended by a neighbor named George. We learn that George has two cloned daughters, a family choice which the narrator strongly opposes for ethical reasons...

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