GOD OF LUCK.

McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.

ISBN 10: 1569474664 / ISBN 13: 9781569474662
Published by New York: SOHO Press, (2007) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Set in the nineteenth century, this is the story of a young couple in China who are torn apart when the Ah Lung is kidnapped, enslaved, and shipped across the Pacific Ocean to work in the deadly guano "mines" off the coast of Peru. The author's note states that between 1840-1875 multinational corporate interests operated traffic in Asian labor to Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated million men stolen or decoyed from southern China. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. "For --- a pleasure meeting you, luck always" 239 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 63556

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Title: GOD OF LUCK.

Publisher: New York: SOHO Press, (2007) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"With God of Luck, Ruthanne Lum McCunn has turned her descriptive and sensitive storytelling skills to the little-known coolie trade to Peru. She beautifully combines the hardships and brutality of the kidnapping of a Chinese man, conditions on the slave ships, and the bitterness of back-breaking labor in a foreign land with the sadness and determination of the wife and family back home. Never separating history from its impact on individual people, McCunn has reached into her characters' hearts to bring readers a story of emotional depth and truth."-Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

"Once again Ruthanne Lum McCunn opens a window onto another little-known chapter in the history of Chinese experience in the Americas. With amazing detail and riveting power, Ah Lung's story will keep readers spellbound and cheering to the final page."-Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of Farewell to Manzanar

Ah Lung and his beloved wife, Bo See, are separated by a cruel fate when, like thousands of other Chinese men in the nineteenth century, he is kidnapped, enslaved, and shipped to the deadly guano mines off the coast of Peru. Using their wits and praying to the God of Luck, they never lose hope of someday being reunited.

Ruthanne Lum McCunn is of Scottish and Chinese ancestry. She is the author of the classic Thousand Pieces of Gold, which has sold over two hundred thousand copies, as well as the novels The Moon Pearl and Wooden Fish Songs. She lives in San Francisco.

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Ruthanne Lum McCunn, of Scottish and Chinese ancestry, is the author of the classic Thousand Pieces of Gold (Design Enterprises, 1981, reissued by Beacon, 2004; over 200,000 copies sold); as well as the novels The Moon Pearl (Beacon 2000) and Wooden Fish Songs (Dutton 1995). She lives in San Francisco.

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