Dead Man's Gold And Other Stories

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Ten original ghost stories by Paul Yee dramatize the history of Chinese immigration to North America, from poor villagers who first came searching for gold in the late 1850s to new arrivals from Hong Kong. Told in the style of traditional Chinese folktales, they are illustrated with moody, abstract drawings by Harvey Chan. In the title story, two friends seek gold, but the precious metal brings riches to one man and a curse to the other. In "Seawall Sightings," young lovers kept apart by immigration laws have a tragic reunion. In "Reunited," a spoiled teenage boy leaves Hong Kong for North America, only to find that his new life is not the glamorous one he had been expecting. The stories describe the struggles, dreams, and resilience of people making new lives for themselves in a strange land, while retaining strong links to China and the past. In keeping with authentic Chinese ghost stories, wherever they go, the immigrants are followed by the curse of a friend, the ghost of a faithful spouse, or the spirit of a dead parent.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9780888995872
SKU 36396726
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0888995873
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
From the Publisher
Editors Note This collection of ten ghost stories provides tales of Chinese immigrants traveling to North America, capturing the hardships suffered by the poor and the hope experienced by those in search of gold.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0112
Publisher Groundwood Books
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