Story of Lee

Story of Lee

by ERNIE YAP
     
 
A historical narrative of Lee, John Steinbeck's Chinese cook in East of Eden; and Chinatown, San Francisco in the 19th century. The tale traverses both China and America in their most turbulent centuries; each wrestling with a national identity against the appearance of ‘foreigners’ on their shores. You will be reading about the life of an

Overview

A historical narrative of Lee, John Steinbeck's Chinese cook in East of Eden; and Chinatown, San Francisco in the 19th century. The tale traverses both China and America in their most turbulent centuries; each wrestling with a national identity against the appearance of ‘foreigners’ on their shores. You will be reading about the life of an ‘English-speaking Chinaman’; his travails within an infant but violent Chinatown, his survival in a hostile land with bilingualism as his only weapon, and a torrid forbidden love affair.

Editorial Reviews

Jack Jue Jr
...Ernie Yap has written a fantastic prequel and homage to one of the most interesting Chinese American characters in American literature. "Lee" is a central character in John Steinbeck's opus "East of Eden." While I have read Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" , "Of Mice and Men," "Cannery Row", and "Travels with Charley", "East of Eden" had somehow escaped my attention. I do remember the movie with James Dean but "Lee" is nowhere to be found in the movie version...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014538763
Publisher:
ERNIE YAP
Publication date:
04/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
189
File size:
176 KB

Meet the Author

Ernie Yap was born and spent his childhood in Malaysia. While in medical school in Canada, he wrote book reviews, short stories in medical humanities and literary non-fiction.
Story of Lee is his debut novel.

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