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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User Review  - Mahjong_kid - Goodreads

Initially, I found Lee's writing style to be awkward and choppy. I'm not sure whether I just accommodated or his style actually smoothed out as the book progressed, but by the middle, I found that I was enjoying it much more. Read full review

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User Review  - Jaimie Hall - Goodreads

Kai Ting's family fled China as Mao was taking over. They settled in the Panhandle of San Francisco, an area in transition and one of the rougher areas. Kai was born in the US and over-protected ... 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.