Hardcover. New York, Free Press, New York, 1998 first edition. Clean, tight 8vo, 308pp. A square is snipped out of the top sq. 2" of the ffe, otherwise the book is in great condition. The dust jacket has a few very small chips out of the edges top and bottom. Very Good / very good. Item #17732
A fascinating memoir from a fourth-generation Chinese American. The author said that New York's Chinatown was the only constant in his life and a place he could always return to for familiar surroundings. A place that America hadn't homogenized, filled with tradition, customs, and family. The Chinese side of his family had experienced almost every phase of Chinatown life from racial apartheid to Tong Wars, patriarchs, aviators, bookies, bought brides, and all-American domesticity.