From Our Editors
This spellbinding tale of the contradictions and special heritage of growing up Chinese-American is set in early 1960s Chinatown in San Francisco. Child of the Owl "combines chiseled fantasy with the anxiety of growing up poor and nonwhite".--Kirkus Reviews. Winner of the Boston GLobe-Horn Book Award for Fiction.
From the Publisher
Twelve-year-old Casey is waiting for the day that Barney, her father, hits it big -- 'cause when that horse comes in, he tells her, it's the penthouse suite. But then hr ends up in the hospital, and Casey is sent to Chinatown to live with her grandmother, Paw-Paw. Now the waiting seems longer than ever.Casey feels lost in Chinatown. Sh...