A Paper Son

This book PDF is perfect for those who love Fiction genre, written by Jason Buchholz and published by Gallery Books which was released on 01 January 2016 with total hardcover pages 320. You could read this book directly on your devices with pdf, epub and kindle format, check detail and related A Paper Son books below.

A Paper Son
Author : Jason Buchholz
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Publisher : Gallery Books
Language : English
Release Date : 01 January 2016
ISBN : 9781440591624
Pages : 320 pages
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A Paper Son by Jason Buchholz Book PDF Summary

Grade school teacher and aspiring author Peregrine Long sees a Chinese family on board a ship--in his morning tea. The image inspires him to write the story of this family, but then a woman turns up at his door, claiming that he's writing her family history exactly as it happened. She doesn't like it, but she has one question: What happened to the little boy of the family, her long-lost uncle? Throughout the course of a month-long tempest that begins to wash the peninsula out from beneath them, Peregrine searches modern-day San Francisco and its surroundings--and, through his continued writing, southern China and the Pacific immigration experience of a century ago--for the missing boy. The clues uncovered lead Peregrine to question not only the nature of his writing, but also his knowledge of his own past and his understanding of his identity.

A Paper Son

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