China boy: a novel

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Dutton, 1991 - Fiction - 322 pages
32 Reviews
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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User Review  - Vishnu - Goodreads

I was really interested to read Gus Lee's story, and many of the details were fascinating. He is very honest about his childhood, and I benefited immensely from his candor and insight. Unfortunately ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlyn Suarez - Goodreads

Gets a bit boring and long at times, but otherwise it's a good book. It provides great insight into what life was like for a Chinese-American during the 60's (I believe?). The only problem I had with ... 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.