MAMBO IN CHINATOWN.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, about a young woman"torn between her family duties in Chinatown and her escape into the world of ballroom dancing. Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New Yorks Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (America-born Chinese), her entire world has been limited to this small area. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her widower father and her eleven-year-old sister, and worksmiserablyas a dishwasher. But when she lands a job as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, Charlie gains access to a world she hardly knew existed, and everything she once took to be certain turns upside down. Gradually, at the dance studio, awkward Charlies natural talents begin to emerge. " 373 pp. ISBN: 978-1594632006.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)