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This Is Not My Father’s China

The country I returned to was nothing like the place that had formed my tough, resourceful parents

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My first trip to China had been billed as a family homecoming — a way for my parents to reunite with their mother country and for me to see it for the first time. I was seven years old, and the only country I’d ever known was America, and when I…




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Lucy Tan

Lucy Tan

Author of the debut novel, WHAT WE WERE PROMISED, in stores 7/10/18. Find her at lucyrtan.com

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