Pao. Un Chino En Kingston Kerry Young

ISBN: 9788402421197

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Pao. Un Chino En Kingston  by  Kerry Young

Pao. Un Chino En Kingston by Kerry Young
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The irresistible story of Pao—Chinese-Jamaican racketeer, not-so-ruthless fixer, star-crossed lover—as he navigates the roiling history of twentieth-century Jamaica.As a young boy, Pao comes to Jamaica in the wake of the Chinese Civil War and risesMoreThe irresistible story of Pao—Chinese-Jamaican racketeer, not-so-ruthless fixer, star-crossed lover—as he navigates the roiling history of twentieth-century Jamaica.As a young boy, Pao comes to Jamaica in the wake of the Chinese Civil War and rises to become the Godfather of Kingston’s bustling Chinatown.

Pao needs to take care of some dirty business, but he is no Don Corleone. The rackets he runs are small-time and the protection he provides necessary, given the minority status of the Chinese in Jamaica. Pao, in fact, is a sensitive guy in a wise guy role that doesn’t quite fit. Often mystified by all that he must take care of, Pao invariably turns to Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The juxtaposition of the weighty, aphoristic words of the ancient Chinese sage, and the tricky criminal and romantic predicaments Pao must negotiate goes far toward explaining the novel’s great charm.A tale of post-colonial Jamaica from a unique and politically potent perspective, Pao moves from the last days of British rule through periods of unrest at social and economic inequality, though tides of change that will bring about Rastafarianism and the Back to Africa Movement.

Pao is an utterly beguiling, unforgettable novel of race, class and creed, love and ambition, and a country in the throes of tumultuous change.Watch Kerry Young talking about Pao on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbqrrp...



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