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Thousand Pieces of Gold (Asian Voices)

Thousand Pieces of Gold (Asian Voices)

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Thousand Pieces of Gold (Asian Voices)

by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

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ISBN 10
080708381X
ISBN 13
9780807083819
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Beacon Press. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. A copy that may have a few cosmetic defects. May also contain light spine creasing or a few markings such as an owner’s name, short gifter’s inscription or light stamp. Bundled media such as CDs, DVDs, floppy disks or access codes may not be included.

Synopsis

A reissue of the classic biographical novel that has sold more than 200,000 copies Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. She is sold first to a brothel, then to a slave merchant bound for America. In a new country, she is given the name Polly and eventually auctioned to a saloonkeeper. When admirer Charlie Bemis wins her in a poker game, he frees her from her enslavement and eventually proposes marriage. The two live out their days on a bountiful farm, a homestead called Polly’s Place in Salmon Canyon, Idaho. This masterfully told biographical novel is the true story of an extraordinary woman’s successful fight for independence and respect in the early American West. “Lalu comes to life and transfixes the reader with her story of struggle and survival . . . Lalu/Polly was a remarkable pioneer woman—a new heroine of the American West—and we can thank McCunn for bringing her to life in such a moving and inspirational way.” —Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, San Francisco Chronicle “A valuable book that gives Chinese Americans another true heroine.” —Maxine Hong Kingston “Lalu Nathoy’s courageous journey is an important contribution to the history of pioneer women.” —Ms. Magazine

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Bookseller
Wonder Book US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
R03O-00206
Title
Thousand Pieces of Gold (Asian Voices)
Author
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Trade Paper
ISBN 10
080708381X
ISBN 13
9780807083819
Publisher
Beacon Press
Place of Publication
Boston
This edition first published
2004-08-25

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