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Pao A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Kerry Young
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1608195074
ISBN-13: 9781608195077
Sku: 218759907
Publish Date: 7/5/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  288
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In the wake of the Chinese Civil War, Pao comes to Jamaica as a young boy and soon becomes the Godfather of Kingston''s bustling Chinatown. But Pao is a sensitive guy in a wise-guy role that doesn''t quite fit. Often mystified by all that he must take care of, Pao invariably turns to Sun Tzu''s "Art of War."
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As a young boy, Pao comes to Jamaica in the wake of the Chinese Civil War and rises to become the Godfather of Kingston's bustling Chinatown. Pao needs to take care of some dirty business, but he is no Don Corleone. The rackets he runs are small-time, and the protection he provides necessary, given the minority status of the Chinese in Jamaica. Pao, in fact, is a sensitive guy in a wise guy role that doesn't quite fit. Often mystified by all that he must take care of, Pao invariably turns to Sun Tzu's Art of War. The juxtaposition of the weighty, aphoristic words of the ancient Chinese sage, with the tricky criminal and romantic predicaments Pao must negotiate builds the basis of the novel's great charm.

A tale of post-colonial Jamaica from a unique and politically potent perspective, Pao moves from the last days of British rule through periods of unrest at social and economic inequality, through tides of change that will bring about Rastafarianism and the Back to Africa Movement. Pao is an utterly beguiling, unforgettable novel of race, class and creed, love and ambition, and a country in the throes of tumultuous change.

Kerry Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese-African mother and a Chinese father-a businessman in Kingston's shadow economy who provided inspiration for Pao. Young moved to England in 1965 at the age of ten. She earned her MA in creative writing at Nottingham Trent University. This is her first novel.

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