Thousand Pieces of Gold

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Author(s): Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2015
Product Number: EB00614359
Released: Jul 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807093740
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Description

Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical novel is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight for independence and dignity in the American West.

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