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The Pagoda by  Patricia Powell - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: BOS-N-01b-00770)

The Pagoda

The Pagoda by  Patricia Powell - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: BOS-N-01b-00770)
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The Pagoda

by Powell, Patricia

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0679454896
ISBN 13
9780679454892
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Synopsis

Mr. Lowe lives the simple and happy life of a shopkeeper. A Chinese immigrant to Jamaica in the 1890s, Lowe revels in the lush beauty of his adoptive land. But the past confronts Lowe in everything he does, and so his history reveals itself-the tale of his exile from China, his shipboard adventures, an unwanted pregnancy and the arrangement that was made to avoid scandal. The arrangement placed Lowe in a marriage of convenience with a mysterious widow, Miss Sylvie. Lowe and Sylvie's relationship is complex, vivid, erotic, and full of secrets. Sylvie is a light-skinned black woman who, in the course of their three decades together, gives up three dark-skinned children for adoption. But Lowe's secret is much more startling, and remarkable-Lowe is actually a woman who began cross-dressing to pass as a man because it was illegal for Chinese women to emigrate. This is the story of the destruction of a far-away world: the burning of Lowe's shop and the demolition of his masks; and the creation of a dream: the building of a pagoda where culture and the past are accepted and acceptable.

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Bookseller
More Than Words Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
BOS-N-01b-00770
Title
The Pagoda
Author
Powell, Patricia
Book condition
Used - Good
Binding
Unknown
ISBN 10
0679454896
ISBN 13
9780679454892
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1998

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More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society. More Than Words began as an online bookselling training program for youth in DCF custody in 2004 and opened its vibrant bookstore on Moody St in Waltham in 2005 and added its Starbucks coffee bar in 2008. MTW replicated its model in the South End of Boston in 2011, thereby doubling the number of youth served annually.
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