China boy: a novel

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Plume, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 322 pages
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Warm, funny, and deeply moving, Gus Lee's semi-autobiographical account of growing up in a conflict-ridden family, unable to fully embrace either American or Chinese culture, is an enthralling story of family relationships, the perils of boyhood, and the difficulty of being Chinese in 1950's San Francisco.

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Eh, I gave up after slogging half of the way through. Impressive descriptive phrases aside, this novel is entirely tedious. Where's the plot arc? The protagonist comes off as a pasty, indolent child ... Read full review

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This 2013 "All Pikes Peak Reads" book is by far one of the better books I have read. It was difficult to put the book down, and it haunted me constantly to know that children are so mistreated at home and in the community. I am devastated that I missed Mr. Lee's recent appearance at The Gill Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am committed to reading all of his books and hope fervently that Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, or some other revolutionary movie producer will turn "China Boy" into a film. Thank you, Mr. Lee, for redeeming this genre. Juanita Martin 


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About the author (1994)

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.