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The Eighth Promise

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William Poy Lee, who grew up in San Francisco’s hardscrabble Chinatown housing projects in the 1960s, offers both his and his mother’s perspective — half the chapters are written in her voice — on immigrant life, traditional values, and family tragedy in The Eighth Promise.

Telling Words
”Our lives are not the stuff of a quaint ethnological story…a misty harking back to a romanticized past.”

Lowdown
Peppered with wit and sarcasm, this gracefully told saga forgoes melodrama.