A Superior Man

A Superior Man

Book - 2015
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Paul Yee's first novel for adults is an historical account of a Chinese man on a journey to find the mother of his son. This far-reaching novel crackles with the brutal, visceral energy of the time - a period marked by contraband, illegal gambling, disfigurement, and death. It also depicts the bawdy world of Chinese "bachelors," whose families remained in China while they worked in Canada, and who enjoyed more freedom to live their lives without restraint. Yang Hok is not an easy man to like, but through the blood and sweat of his experience, he aspires to become the superior man he knows he should be.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC :, Arsenal Pulp Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781551525907
1551525909
Branch Call Number: FICTION Yee 2015
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 21 cm

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wendyjotaylor
Nov 12, 2015

Excellent research shows in the detail of everything seen, smelled, tasted through the story's narrator. A forgotten part of BC's rough beginnings that needs to be told. No convenient time frames for the story to follow, so unfortunately the story suffers from this. Also gets confusing when re-introducing Sam the native.Great deal of research done into the lives of native people.

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Nov 12, 2015

wendyjotaylor thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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