Year of the Dog

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Soho Press, 2008 - Fiction - 231 pages
19 Reviews
Praise forChinatown Beat:

“A worthy debut. . . . Chang writes with stark power and authority, covering the territory as only an insider can. He evokes the spirit, sights, smells and language of his setting in compelling fashion.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Yu is a fellow whose adventures should be worth following.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Should make the locals sit up and gasp.”—The New York Times Book Review

“It doesn’t get much better than this stunning novel.”—The Boston Globe

“A fascinating look at New York’s Chinese-American urban community and its subcultures.”—Publishers Weekly

“A great beginning to what should be a worthy series.”—Library Journal

“Very slick, very smart.”—Globe and Mail

“Classic noir. . . . A real discovery.”—Richard Price

He’s been transferred to a different precinct, but Detective Jack Yu cannot get away from Chinatown’s criminals—his old friends—who have hooked up with the Hong Kong-based triads in an elaborate nationwide credit card fraud. He also cannot escape the Chinese victims whose stories cry out for justice, like the teenage Chinese take-out delivery boy brutally murdered in the projects.

Henry Changwas born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown, where he still lives. His debut novel,Chinatown Beat, was hailed in several best of 2006 lists.

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User Review  - kybunnies - LibraryThing

This book was a first read contest win. Okay I am wondering if I read the first book if it would help me to understand this book. To me this book was hard to follow and understand ... Read full review

Review: Year of the Dog (Detective Jack Yu #2)

User Review  - Ronnie Justice - Goodreads

Really this could be several novella. Chinese immigration and immigrants are both the theme and main characters of this crime novel. There isn't a plot as much as an unfolding of several lives in New ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Henry Chang was born and raised in New York City's Chinatown where he now lives. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and CCNY and is currently a Security Director. He is the author of CHINATOWN BEAT, the first mystery in the Detective Jack Yu series.

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