The eighth promise: an American son's tribute to his Toisanese mother

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In the best-selling tradition of The Color of Water comes a beautifully written, evocative memoir of a relationship between a mother and son—and the Chinese-American experience

In The Eighth Promise, author William Poy Lee gives us a rare view of the Asian-American experience from a mother-son perspective. His moving and complex story of growing up in the housing projects of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1960s and '70s unfolds in two voices—the author's own and that of his mother—to provide a sense of tradition and culture. It is a stunning tale of murder, injustice, fortitude, and survival. Already, this exquisitely wrought memoir is garnering rave notices.

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Grouping Title eighth promise an american sons tribute to his toisanese mother
Grouping Author lee william poy
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subject_facet Taishan Shi (Guangdong Sheng, China) -- Biography, Taishan Shi (Guangdong Sheng, China) -- Social life and customs
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