China boy: a novel

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Dutton, 1991 - Fiction - 322 pages
22 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  - Kirstin - Goodreads

I did not care for the writing style of at all. I found it much too wordy. Someone really needs to take this guy's thesaurus away. Here is an example from the book that I found just silly, “My aunt's ... Read full review

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User Review  - James D - Goodreads

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.