Money Boy

By Paul Yee
(Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9781554980949, 184pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

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Ray Liu knows he should be happy. He lives in a big suburban house with all the latest electronic gadgets, and even finds plenty of time to indulge in his love of gaming. He needs the escape. It’s tough getting grades that will please his army veteran father, when speaking English is still a struggle. And he can’t quite connect with his gang at high school immigrants like himself but who seem to have adjusted to North American life more easily. Then comes his father accesses Ray’s internet account, and discovers Ray has been cruising gay websites. Before Ray knows what has hit him, his belongings have been thrown on the front lawn, and he has been kicked out. Angry, defiant, Ray heads to downtown Toronto. In short order he is robbed, beaten up and seduced, and he learns the hard realities of life on the street. Could he really sell himself for sex? Lots of people use their bodies to make money athletes, actors, models, pop singers. If no one gets hurt, why should anyone care?




About the Author
PAUL YEE is a writer and archivist who grew up around Vancouver's Chinatown and is now living in Toronto. He has written many stories and has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, the IODE Book Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Prize. In 2012, he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature for over 30 years documenting the Chinese Canadian experience from its early days to the present. www.paulyee.ca
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