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Book Description from Back CoverIn 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 Eight 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.
Comments from Back Cover"Poses questions that are eternal…Who are we, having left the land of our ancestors and settled among others similarly displaced? How do we find 'home' in the present when the past meant a thousand years in the same place?…In this unusual and wise, insightful and healing memoir, Willian Poy Lee explores territory that reflects an intrigues us all."
"One of the very few books that completely conveys a life as lived from the inside and makes us as readers feel we are living it too."
"At once a family story, a political tale, a crucial piece of American history, a drama of betrayal and ultimate survival, The Eighth Promise promises to be a book that will be read by generations of readers."
Background on William Poy LeeWilliam Poy Lee, formerly an architect and now a lawyer, lives in Berkeley, California.
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