China Boy Author:Gus Lee Kai Ting is the only American-born son of an aristocratic Mandarin family that fled China in the wake on 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 cu... more »lture 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.« less
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