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

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Publisher:
Rodale,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
Language:
English
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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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159486456
9781594864568
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