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The fortunes /

by Davies, Peter Ho.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Sceptre, 2016Description: 268 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0340980230; 9780340980231; 9780340980248; 0340980249.Subject(s): Chinese Americans -- History -- FictionSummary: Ah Ling: son of a prostitute and a white 'ghost', dispatched from Hong Kong as a boy to make his way alone in 1860s California. Anna Mae Wong: the first Chinese film star in Hollywood, forbidden to kiss a white man on screen. Vincent Chin: killed by a pair of Detroit auto workers in 1982 simply for looking Japanese. John Ling Smith: a half-Chinese writer visiting China for the first time, to adopt a baby girl. Inspired by three figures who lived at pivotal moments in Chinese-American history, and drawing on his own mixed-race experience, the author plunges us into what it is like to feel, and be treated, like a foreigner in the country you call home. List(s) this item appears in: Fiction - New for Spring 2017
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"First published in USA in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Sceptre"--T.p. verso.

Ah Ling: son of a prostitute and a white 'ghost', dispatched from Hong Kong as a boy to make his way alone in 1860s California. Anna Mae Wong: the first Chinese film star in Hollywood, forbidden to kiss a white man on screen. Vincent Chin: killed by a pair of Detroit auto workers in 1982 simply for looking Japanese. John Ling Smith: a half-Chinese writer visiting China for the first time, to adopt a baby girl. Inspired by three figures who lived at pivotal moments in Chinese-American history, and drawing on his own mixed-race experience, the author plunges us into what it is like to feel, and be treated, like a foreigner in the country you call home.

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