THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD.

McCunn, Ruthanne Lum

Published by San Francisco: Design Enterprises, 1981. dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Described as both a biographical novel and the first biography of a Chinese American pioneer woman, this is the story of Lalu Nathoy, later known as Polly Bemis, who was shipped to America as a slave in the mid-19th century and auctioned off to a Chinese saloon keeper in an Idaho mining camp. The basis for the film of the same name. Issued simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback - McCunn gives an interesting account of the publishing history and its popularity: it was self-published in 1981 ' and sold over 30,000 copies. It was also an alternate selection of BOMC's Paperback Book Club while it was a self-published book. In 1983 Dell brought it out in its Laurel Line and in 1988 Beacon brought it out as a trade paperback. It has been continuously in print since it was first published in 1983, has sold over 200,000 copies, was made into a film, and has been translated into Chinese, Mongolian, French, Portuguese, Danish, and will be shortly coming out in Greek.' This, the first hardcover printing, is quite uncommon. 308 pp plus publisher's ad and order form. Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a bit of wear to the upper edge of the dj) LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Free wrapping on request - go 'green' with reusable fabric or traditional paper. When present djsare protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This masterful biographical novel—which has sold more than 100,000 copies—tells the true life story of Lalu Nathoy, a young Chinese girl sold into slavery in 1871 by her poverty-stricken family and auctioned off in the American West. McCunn tells the gripping tale of how Lalu struggled out of servitude to achieve a life of freedom and dignity as a pioneer woman.

"A valuable book that gives Chinese Americans another true heroine."
—Maxine Hong Kingston

About the Author: Ruthanne Lum McCunn was born in Hong Kong and has published seven books on the experiences of Chinese people in America; more than 275,000 copies of her books are in print.

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Title: THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD.
Publisher: San Francisco: Design Enterprises, 1981. dj

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