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China Boy
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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780452271586
ISBN-10: 0452271584
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of my all-time favorite books. It was heartbreaking and funny at the same time and has one of the best endings EVER--made me want to stand and cheer!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
A novel that is both sad and funny about a young Chinese immigrant in 1950's California-caught betwen the Amerian and Chinese cultures
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Helpful Score: 3
A coming of age novel-coming of age as a Chinese immigrant in California-culture shock, prejudice and all. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny but also warm and moving
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I love this book working in SF it is great to read about where he went to eat dim sum. What a great book.


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