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Story of Lee

by Ernie Yap  US United States

October 27, 2012   |    928 views    |   0 reviews / comments

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Story of Lee (book) by Ernie YapA historical narrative of Lee, John Steinbeck's Chinese cook in East of Eden; and Chinatown, San Francisco in the 19th century. The tale traverses both China and America in their most turbulent centuries; each wrestling with a national identity against the appearance of ‘foreigners’ on their shores. You will be reading about the life of an ‘English-speaking Chinaman’; his travails within an infant but violent Chinatown, his survival in a hostile land with bilingualism as his only weapon, and a torrid forbidden love affair. Lee was a man whose time was not ready for him. This site is dedicated to his story.


About the Author

Ernie Yap spent his childhood in Malaysia. While in medical school, he worked as a freelance writer and did book reviews, short stories and various non fiction. STORY OF LEE is his debut novel.

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