Gong Ree is a feisty seventeen-year-old living in China in 1937. He has a prominent family, with a prosperous winter melon farm located just outside of China's provisional capital, Nanking. It is a troubling time. The Japanese army threatens to invade Nanking. Many Chinese citizens are in grave danger and stand to lose everything should the invasion come. Warnings to evacuate come from family friends, most notably from Sir Farnsworth, an English diplomat and longtime friend of the Gongs. A Chinese soldier, who befriends the stand-offish Ree and becomes her first love, also implores them to leave. But Gong Chou, the family patriarch, stubbornly refuses to leave his farm and legacy. His pride will cost him dearly.
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William Wong Foey holds multiple degrees in Fine Art and Social Studies. Mr. Foey taught high school art, and has won numerous awards for creative writing. He has had short stories published in the Chico News & Review, San Francisco Magazine, Watershed Magazine, and the Trans-Pacific Periodical. Mr. Foey is of Chinese/American descent, and his family has resided in Red Bluff since the 1850s. He is a frequent speaker on the history of the Chinese in America, including interviews on TV and in periodicals. He is currently a freelance artist and writer.
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Book Description Dark Planet Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. William Wong Foey (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1937632415