Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories by Paul YeeDead Man's Gold and Other Stories by Paul Yee

Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories

byPaul YeeIllustratorHarvey Chan

Paperback | November 1, 2003

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These ten original ghost stories dramatize the history of Chinese immigration to North America -- from the poor village men who first came searching for gold in the late 1850s to the new immigrants who arrived from Hong Kong in the wake of the Cultural Revolution. These stories describe the resilience and struggle of people trying to make new lives for themselves in a strange land. But these are also ghost stories, a popular narrative form in China. Though men and women seek their fortune in the New World, the links to China are strong.

Wherever they go, the Chinese immigrants are reminded of their home country -- the curse of a friend betrayed, the ghost of a faithful spouse, the spirit of a dead parent. The tales describe the plights and dreams of men and women, rich and poor, greedy and good, young and old. Together, they tell the tumultuous story of 140 years of Chinese immigration to North America, creating a New World mythology of immigrant stories.

Paul Yee was born in Spalding, Saskatchewan, and grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown. A former archivist, he now writes full time. His books have won many awards and honors, including the Governor General's Award (Ghost Train), the Ruth Schwartz Award (Ghost Train and Roses Sing on New Snow), and the Canadian Library Association Book of t...
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Title:Dead Man's Gold and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.32 inPublished:November 1, 2003Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888995873

ISBN - 13:9780888995872

Appropriate for ages: 11

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"...alternately tragic, ironic and gentle..." - Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

"His plain, beautiful words speak with brutal honesty..." - Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"Yee is mining gold and we are all richer for it." - Quill & Quire