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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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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).

About the Author

Gus Lee is the only American-born member of a Shanghai family. He grew up in San Francisco and attended West Point for three years until his failing performance in then-mandatory electrical engineering gave him the involuntary opportunity to become an enlisted man.  After receiving his law degree from the University of California at Davis, he rejoined the army as Captain Lee and served as general counsel. He resumed civilian life to become a deputy district attorney in Sacramento, then served for some years as Director of Attorney Education for the State Bar of California. He is married and lives with his wife and two children in Colorado Springs. China Boy is his first novel.

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Aznboi2652, June 26, 2007 (view all comments by Aznboi2652)
The title of this book says it all. What is what like to be identified as "that" person in 1950 America. To be immersed into two cultures and wanting to retain the old ways, but desperately trying to fit into mainstream American society. This book poses this akward experience which the majority of immigrants to this country faced when they arrived.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452271586
Author:
Lee, Gus
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Family
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Chinese American families
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
vyp. 10 (405)
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.30x.73 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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