Target Free Thursday Author Talk: The Lucky Ones by Mae Ngai
From noted historian Mae Ngai, The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America uncovers the three-generational saga of the Tape family. It's a sweeping story centered on patriarch Jeu Dip's (Joseph Tape's) self-invention as an immigration broker in post-gold rush, racially explosive San Francisco, and the extraordinary rise it enables. Ngai's portrayal of the Tapes as the first of a brand-new social type--middle-class Chinese Americans-- reveals aspects of the lasting legacy of the immigrant experience for all Americans.
Followed by booksigning.
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This program is free and open to the public, courtesy of Target.