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The eighth promise : an American son's tribute to his Toisanese mother, William Poy Lee

Label
The eighth promise : an American son's tribute to his Toisanese mother
Title
The eighth promise
Title remainder
an American son's tribute to his Toisanese mother
Statement of responsibility
William Poy Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the best-selling tradition of The Color of Water comes a memoir of a relationship between a mother and son - and the Chinese-American immigrant experience." "In The Eighth Promise, author William Poy Lee gives us a rare memoir that is both uniquely original and insightful of universal themes. His stories unfold simultaneously in the ancient Chinese farming village of his mother's childhood during World War II while under attack by the Japanese Imperial Army, and in America in the housing projects of San Francisco's Chinatown during the civil rights era, Vietnam War, and the countercultural 1960s and 1970s of William's coming of age." "The author's mother, Poy Jen, makes her mother eight promises before she leaves China, perhaps forever, to join her husband in America. The eighth promise is the most sacred. The Eighth Promise recounts how Poy Jen keeps this promise and instills the sense of its importance into her son's very soul. When violence erupts in Chinatown in a series of slayings and William's brother is wrongfully convicted of murder, William must remember the Eighth Promise in order to do what is right."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, William Poy
Dewey number
  • 973/.049510092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
L538 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, William Poy
  • Lee, William Poy
  • Chinese Americans
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Chinese Americans
  • Taishan Shi (Guangdong Sheng, China)
  • Taishan Shi (Guangdong Sheng, China)
Label
The eighth promise : an American son's tribute to his Toisanese mother, William Poy Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71322142
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9781594864568
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006029369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594864568
System control number
(OCoLC)71322142
Label
The eighth promise : an American son's tribute to his Toisanese mother, William Poy Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71322142
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9781594864568
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006029369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594864568
System control number
(OCoLC)71322142

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