China Boy

China Boy

A Novel

Book - 1994
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"What a knockout. An incredibly rich and new voice or American literature... China Boy grabs the reader's heart and won't let go... A wonder of a story."-- Amy Tan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

Kai Ting is the only American-born son of an aristocratic Mandarin family that fled China in the wake of Mao's revolution. Growing up in San Francisco's ghetto, Kai is caught between two worlds--embracing neither the Chinese nor the American way of life. After his mother's death, Kai is suddenly plunged into American culture by his new stepmother, a Philadelphia society woman who tries to erase every vestige of China from the household. Warm, funny, and deeply moving, China Boy is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the perils of growing up in an America of sharp differences and shared humanity.
Publisher: New York : Plume, [1994], c1991
ISBN: 9780452271586
0452271584
Branch Call Number: LEE G
PS3562.E3524 C47 1994
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 21 cm

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