The Flower Drum Song

The Flower Drum Song

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Originally published in 1957, The Flower Drum Song was a groundbreaking work of popular literature. An immediate bestseller, it inspired the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. This charming, bittersweet tale of romance and the powerful bonds of family tells the story of Wang Ta, who wants what every young American man wants: a great career and a woman to love. Living in San Francisco's Chinatown-with his widowed father, Old Master Wang, who misses the old way of life in China, and his younger brother, who just wants to be a normal American teenager-Wang Ta becomes involved with a series of women as he searches for love and the American dream. Comic, poignant, and sexy, The Flower Drum Song is an astute portrayal of immigrants struggling with assimilation. This edition features a new introduction by David Henry Hwang.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142002186
  • 9780142002186
  • 559,096

About C Y Lee

C. Y. Lee arrived in the United States in 1943 and graduated from Yale in 1947 with an MFA in playwriting. He has been a contributor to Radio Free Asia and an editor at Chinese World and Young China.

 




David Henry Hwang, acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and librettist, won the Tony Award for his play M. Butterfly.
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188 ratings
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4 39% (74)
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