China boy: a novel

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Dutton, 1991 - Fiction - 322 pages
49 Reviews
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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Didn't enjoy Lee's writing style. - Goodreads
I did not care for the writing style of at all. - Goodreads
... the ending, the emotional climax, had me in tears. - Goodreads
Author does not have a good gift for writing dialects. - Goodreads
What I don't like is his writing style sometimes. - Goodreads
The plot itself is not very int - Goodreads

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User Review  - Erik Orrantia - Goodreads

I have to respect the writing of the book, the editing, and the intelligence of the author. That being said, I didn't find the story very believable--a seven year-old boxing and whose parents don't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Hart - Goodreads

China Boy is a semi-autobiographical story by Gus Lee. Gus Lee writes from the point of view of Kai Ting, a seven year old Chinese American boy growing up in the San Francisco Panhandle. Growing up in ... Read full review


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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.