Homebase is the coming of age story of Rainsford Chan in 1950s and '60s California. Rainsford is a fourth-generation Chinese American named after the town where his great-grandfather worked during the gold rush. Orphaned at fifteen, he attempts to claim America as his homebase, and his personal history is interwoven with dreams, stories, and letters of his family's life in America. Moving through time and place, the story allows the reader to discover the past as Rainsford does, to see the world through his eyes, and to learn the truth about the Chinese American experience.
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This coming-of-age story reveals a Chinese American family's experience; originally published in 1979.About the Author:
Shawn Wong is the author of the novel American Knees and an editor of several anthologies of Asian American literature, including Aiiieeeee! and The Big Aiiieeeee!. His work has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship and numerous other prizes. He is professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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Book Description Plume, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. HOMEBASE A Novel (Plume Contemporary Fiction) by Shawn Wong and signed by him. A novel about a fourth-generation Chinese-American growing up in California working through the legacy of his family's past and moving into his own future. 104 pages, paper with stiff cover. New. Bookseller Inventory # 19
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