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By Paul Yee

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

After the CPR is in-built 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 consultant at the frequently perilous journey, Sam Bing Lew, additionally of combined Chinese-Native blood, urges Hok to take his son to China, whereas Hok has goals of discovering fortune in the US. the 2 males agree on little, as many concerns fester among chinese language and Natives at a time whilst either races have been disdained as inferior via whites ("redbeards").

This far-reaching novel crackles with the brutal, visceral power of the time—a interval marked via contraband, unlawful playing, disfigurement, and loss of life. It additionally depicts the bawdy international of chinese language "bachelors," whose households remained in China whereas they labored in Canada, and who loved extra freedom to reside their lives with out 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 might be. Boldly frank and steeped in background, a fantastic guy paints a shiny portrait of the adventure of the chinese language in North the USA within the nineteenth century.

Paul Yee's twenty-seven books for teens comprise the Governor General's Award-winning Ghost Train. this can be his first novel for adults.


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