On Gold Mountain


On Gold Mountain Author Lisa See
ISBN-10 9780307950390
ISBN-13 9780307950390
Year 2012-02-07
Pages 402
Language English
Publisher Vintage Books
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In 1867 Lisa See s great great grandfather arrived in America where he prescribed herbal remedies to immigrant laborers who were treated little better than slaves His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman in spite of laws prohibiting interracial marriage Lisa herself grew up playing in her family s antiques store in Los Angeles s Chinatown listening to stories of missionaries and prostitutes movie stars and Chinese baseball teams With these stories and her own years of research Lisa See chronicles the one hundred year odyssey of her Chinese American family a history thatencompasses racism romance secretmarriages entrepreneurial genius and much more as two distinctly different cultures meet in a new world

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