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China Boy

(1991)
(The first book in the Kai Ting series)
A novel by

 
 
"What a knockout. An incredibly rich and new voice or American literature... China Boy grabs the reader's heart and won't let go... A wonder of a story." - Amy Tan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

Kai Ting is the only American-born son of an aristocratic Mandarin family that fled China in the wake of 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 culture 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.

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"What a knockout, an incredibly rich and new voice for American literature... China Boy grabs the reader's heart and won't let go... a wonder of a story." - Amy Tan


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Hardback Editions

April 1999 : USA Library Binding

Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-606-16250-X / 978-0-606-16250-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-517-16602-X / 978-0-517-16602-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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January 1994 : USA Library Binding
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Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 1-4177-3926-6 / 978-1-4177-3926-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-7090-4943-9 / 978-0-7090-4943-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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May 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-525-24994-X / 978-0-525-24994-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

January 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-452-27158-4 / 978-0-452-27158-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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September 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-451-17434-8 / 978-0-451-17434-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Audio Editions

May 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
ISBN: 0-679-40232-2 / 978-0-679-40232-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 1994 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: China Boy
Author(s): Gus Lee
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon CA