Journey of a Young Man

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AuthorHouse, Jul 1, 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Journey of A Young Man is a story of a thirteen-year old Chinese emigrant named Ken Lee and his experiences of growing up into adolescence in America. The here's Journey begins in rural China in 1951 during the turbulent times of the Korean War. He comes by way of Hong Kong to join his father, uncle and aunt in New York, while leaving his mother alone in China. Once in America Ken struggles against overwhelming odds in life, longing for his mother alone at home in China; despite personal misfortune amid larger impersonal events, unrequited young love, he was sustained by the hope that he would one day be reunited with his mother and continues his life journey into manhood. The novel ends with his falling in love with his Jewish college friend's sister, and thus begins a new journey.

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About the author (2004)

He considers himself lucky, fortunate in that out of the manifold events, raw materials of life, characters that he had come across in his life, he was able to weave together a story that he would like to share it with the readers.


Being an avid reader and of a reflective mind, a jetter of both the ordinary and extraordinary, he cultivates his craft assiduously and with care through a long period of apprenticeship, until the impressions and ideas were yearning, bursting inside him for expression, thus, he could not help writing the story.


With the colors, sights, patterns and styles that he absorbed from the works of writers, both past and present, he paints an optimistic picture of a young man’s experiences that do not, perhaps, come the way of many of us.


At present, he is writing another story, but as to when it will be completed only time will tell.

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