China boy: a novel

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Dutton, 1991 - Fiction - 322 pages
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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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User Review  - kaionvin - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

This book gives us insight into growing up in an immigrant family struggling for survival in a very foreign San Francisco - racism/bigotry being a main theme. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
17
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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.