Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street

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Ballantine Books, 1985 - Fiction - 735 pages
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Sun I, the illegitimate son of an American aviator and a Chinese beauty, leaves his remote Taoist monastery to find his father on Wall Street and is caught up in the way to wealth and power of "the other Tao"

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

One of the books I read while in Thailand, this book definitely made me miss the USA. An orphan leaves the mountainous canyons of China to explore the canyons of New York City. Along the way he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amethyst26 - LibraryThing

Tough read filled with words that are not used in everyday conversation; therefore, keeping a dictionary close at hand is necessary. For the first read, I found the deep storyline difficult ... Read full review


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David Payne is the author of three previous novels: Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, which won the prestigious Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award; Early from the Dance; and Ruin Creek. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and now lives in Wells, Vermont.

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