God of Luck (Paperback)

By Ruthanne Lum McCunn

Soho Press, 9781569475188, 239pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2007)

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Description

" Held me captive right from the start."--Alan Cheuse, NPR, "All Things Considered"
"Her clear voice and simple but elegant style easily turns this work into a real page-turner."--"Library Journal"
"A vivid tale of a faraway time."--"Asian Week"
"Beautifully combines the hardships and brutality of the kidnapping of a Chinese man, conditions on the slave ships, and the bitterness of backbreaking labor in a foreign land with the sadness and determination of a wife and family back home. . . . A story of emotional depth and truth."--Lisa See, author of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan"
"Will keep readers spellbound and cheering to the final page."--Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of "Farewell to Manzanar"
"I love "God of Luck.""--Da Chen, author of "Brothers"
Ah Lung and his beloved wife, Bo See, are separated by cruel fate when, like thousands of other Chinese men in the nineteenth century, he is kidnapped, enslaved, and shipped to the deadly guano mines off the coast of Peru. Praying to the God of Luck and using their own wits, they never lose hope of someday being reunited.
Ruthanne Lum McCunn, of Scottish and Chinese ancestry, is the author of the classic "Thousand Pieces of Gold," "The Moon Pearl," and "Wooden Fish Songs." "God of Luck" was a Book Sense Pick. She lives in San Francisco.