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Pao

(2011)
A novel by

 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
I was just a boy when I come to Jamaica. Kingston, 1938. Fourteen-year-old Yang Pao steps off the ship from China with his mother and brother, after his father has died fighting for the revolution. They are to live with Zhang, the 'godfather' of Chinatown, who mesmerises Pao with stories of glorious Chinese socialism on one hand, and the reality of his protection business on the other. When Pao takes over the family's affairs he becomes a powerful man. He sets his sights on marrying well, but when Gloria Campbell, a black prostitute, comes to him for help he is drawn to her beauty and strength. They begin a relationship that continues even after Pao marries Fay Wong, the 'acceptable' but headstrong daughter of a wealthy Chinese merchant. As the political violence escalates in the 1960s the lines between Pao's socialist ideals and private ambitions become blurred. Jamaica is transforming, the tides of change are rising, and the one-time boss of Chinatown finds himself cast adrift. Richly imagined and utterly captivating, Pao is a dazzling tale of race, class and colour, love and ambition, and a country at a historical crossroads.

Genre: Historical
 
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Used availability for Kerry Young's Pao


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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Pao
Author(s): Kerry Young
ISBN: 1-4088-2189-3 / 978-1-4088-2189-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Pao: A Novel
Author(s): Kerry Young
ISBN: 1-60819-507-4 / 978-1-60819-507-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Pao
Author(s): Kerry Young
ISBN: 1-4088-1207-X / 978-1-4088-1207-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Pao
Author(s): Kerry Young
ISBN: 1-5226-3515-7 / 978-1-5226-3515-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Pao
Author(s): Kerry Young
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   

February 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Pao
Author(s): Kerry Young
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Pao: A Novel
Author(s): Kerry Young
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Pao
Author(s): Kerry Young
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


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