Pao (Paperback)

By Kerry Young

Bloomsbury UK, 9781408812075

Publication Date: June 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/12/2011)
Paperback (4/12/2012)
MP3 CD (5/31/2016)
Paperback, Spanish (6/30/2012)

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July 2011 Indie Next List

“Imagine The Godfather set in Jamaica with a Chinese gangster in the title role. Now make the gangster funny, charming, and give him a conscience. There you have Pao. As a youngster, Pao's family immigrates to Jamaica under the protection of Zhang, who keeps Jamaica's Chinatown running smoothly. Pao is taken under Zhang's wing, shown the ropes, and educated in the philosophy of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. As Jamaica struggles for independence from British rule, Pao negotiates his way through awkward predicaments, both political and romantic. This is an utterly endearing story of a sensitive wise guy.'”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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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."