China boy: a novel

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Dutton, 1991 - Fiction - 322 pages
23 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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I did not care for the writing style of at all. - Goodreads
Author does not have a good gift for writing dialects. - Goodreads
What I don't like is his writing style sometimes. - Goodreads

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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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User Review  - Therese Wiese - Goodreads

This book has been on so many reading lists. Chinese boy in SF in the 1950's. Author does not have a good gift for writing dialects. 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.