Bitter Melon (Paperback)

Stories from the Last Rural Chinese Town Built in America

By Jeff Gillenkirk, James Motlow, Sucheng Chan (Introduction by)

Heyday Books, 9780930588588, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1993

List Price: 21.95*
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Nonfiction. "The faces and voices so powerfully captured by Jeff Gillenkirk, a writer, and James Motlow, a photographer, in their oral history. testify to a dramatic shift in outlook and expectation. For this aging group of Chinese agricultural workers in the 1980s, the bitterness has passed. Their stories of back-breaking labor, social ostracism and grinding poverty are laced with sadness but also with pride." -New York Times Book Review