WILLIAM POY LEE
The Eighth Promise: An American Son's Tribute to His Toisanese Mother
Friday, February 23 at 7 PM
William Poy Lee's moving and complex story of growing up in the housing projects of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1960s and '70s unfolds in two voices. One is the author's own, and the other is that of his invincible mother, who came to this country from a small village in the Toisan region of China. Author Alice Walker writes that The Eighth Promise poses questions like, "How do we find 'home' in the present when the past meant a thousand years in the same place? ...William Poy Lee explores territory that reflects and intrigues us all."