China boy: a novel

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Dutton, 1991 - Fiction - 322 pages
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A young, American-born child of an aristocratic Mandarin family that has fled China struggles to assimilate in 1950s San Francisco in a novel from "an incredibly rich and new voice." (Amy Tan).

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China Boy is a memoir about a young boy growing up in the ghettos of San Francisco. The book mainly focuses on his life after his mother's death, in which he is plunged into a world of bullying and ... Read full review

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A really touching coming of age story that demonstrates the powerful effect of having someone who cares in your life. The language is too mature for some students, but it is a touching story. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Formerly a senior executive with the State Bar of California, Gus Lee turned to writing full time following the immense success of his first novel, China Boy (1991). He lives in Colorado Springs.