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By Paul Yee

ISBN-10: 1551525909

ISBN-13: 9781551525907

For greater than thirty years, Paul Yee has written approximately his Chinese-Canadian historical past in award-winning books for younger readers in addition to grownup non-fiction. the following, in his first paintings of fiction for adults, he's taking us on a harrowing trip right into a milestone occasion of Canadian heritage: using chinese language coolies to assist construct the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia in detrimental conditions.

After the CPR is inbuilt 1885, Yang Hok, a former coolie, treks alongside the railway to come his half-Chinese/half-Native son to the boy's mom the place he confronts the conflicts coming up from road-building one of the chinese language and local peoples. Hok's advisor at the usually perilous journey, Sam Bing Lew, additionally of combined Chinese-Native blood, urges Hok to take his son to China, whereas Hok has desires of discovering fortune in the US. the 2 males agree on little, as many concerns fester among chinese language and Natives at a time while either races have been disdained as inferior through whites ("redbeards").

This far-reaching novel crackles with the brutal, visceral power of the time—a interval marked via contraband, unlawful playing, disfigurement, and dying. It additionally depicts the bawdy global of chinese language "bachelors," whose households remained in China whereas they labored in Canada, and who loved extra freedom to stay their lives with no restraint. Yang Hok isn't really a simple guy to love; yet in the course of the blood and sweat of his adventure, he aspires to turn into the "superior guy" he is familiar with he could be. Boldly frank and steeped in historical past, an excellent guy paints a vibrant portrait of the adventure of the chinese language in North the US within the nineteenth century.

Paul Yee's twenty-seven books for teenagers contain the Governor General's Award-winning Ghost Train. this is often his first novel for adults.


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