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Wooden Fish Songs, a historical novel written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn, is written with three narrators. The main character in this story is Lue Gim Gong, a Chinese immigrant who gives up his country and family to pursue his passion for botany. Three women that knew him the best narrate Lue Gim Gong's story from three distinct cultures and three distinct points of view. She sees Lue as her creation; others see him as her pet. In fact, he is more independent than she can accept. Rudely rejecting the possibility of a positive influence from his own family, she says how she made him "as much of an improved variety of Chinaman as his salmonberry, cherry currant, and tomato were of plants"(McCunn, 154). Though her closeness to him it allows her to be offended by others' racism, as she regards him as someone special rather than a typical Chinaman.
Wooden fish songs" were the laments sung by Chinese women left behind by husbands, sons, and brothers who, in the nineteenth century, sailed to America in quest o. .Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of the acclaimed THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD, introduces the fascinating life story of Gim Gong Lue, a nineteenth-century horticultural pioneer. The dynamic narrative is told from the perspective of the three women who knew him best, his mother in China, a New England spinster, and his friend, a former slave.
by McCunn, Ruthanne Lum. Publication date 1995. Topics Lue, Gim Gong, 1858 or 9-1925, Chinese American women, Citrus fruit industry, Chinese Americans. Publisher New York : Dutton. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on July 22, 2011.
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Other Books by Ruthanne Lum McCunn. Don’t worry, a psychic assured me. She’s holding your hand. ONE. Outwardly they acted the same as any other evening. In the courtyard, between the outhouse and manure pit, Lalu crouched over the wooden tub, washing the pots and bowls from supper. At the opposite corner, near the door to the kitchen, her father, with his queue neatly coiled above his sun-bronzed face, leaned against the crumbling brick wall smoking his pipe.
Historical fiction with a flourish. Cross-cultural tensions put McCunn's story into a human landscape more universal than the confines of its da. San Jose Mercury. WOODEN FISH SONGS is engrossing, if sobering, reading-especially given the xenophobia of some today. International Examiner. A worthy tale of a Chinese-American's remarkable life.