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Author Young, Kerry, 1955-

Title Pao / Kerry Young
Edition First U.S. edition
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2011]


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Description 276 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Kingston, 1938. Fourteen-year-old Yang Pao steps off the ship from China with his mother and brother, after his father has died fighting for the revolution. They are to live with Zhang, the 'godfather' of Chinatown, who mesmerises Pao with stories of glorious Chinese socialism on one hand, and the reality of his protection business on the other. When Pao takes over the family's affairs he becomes a powerful man. As the political violence escalates in the 1960s the lines between Pao's socialist ideals and private ambitions become blurred. Jamaica is transforming, the tides of change are rising, and the one-time boss of Chinatown finds himself cast adrift
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276)
Subject Chinese -- Jamaica -- Fiction.
Organized crime -- Jamaica -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Jamaica -- Fiction.
Jamaica -- Fiction.
Jamaica -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Jamaica -- Race relations -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
ISBN 140881207X
9781408812075 (paperback)