11/14 (Wed) 7PM God of Luck

God of Luck

Book Reading & Discussion with Author Ruthanne Lum McCunn

Acclaimed author and San Francisco Chinatown native Ruthanne Lum McCunn will read from her newest historical novel God of Luck on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 7-9 pm at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center.

The event is co-presented by Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Chinese Culture Center, Chinese Historical Society of America, Kearny Street Workshop, and Asian American Women Artists Association.

In God of Luck, Ah Lung and his beloved wife, Bo See, are separated by a cruel fate when, like thousands of other Chinese men in the nineteenth century, he is kidnapped, enslaved and sent from his village in southeastern China to the deadly guano mines off the shore of Peru. Bo See never loses hopes of being reunited with him and employs all of her resources to ensure his return—including praying to the God of Luck.

McCunn will also read excerpts of her novel Wooden Fish Songs (1997), newly revised for re-publication by University of Washington Press. The remarkable true story of 19th century immigrant-cum-renown horticulturalist Lum Gim Gong, Wooden Fish Songs has been adapted for stage and has been presented nationwide.

For more information, please contact
Judy Hu
(415) 391-1188 x 107