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In the Shadow of the Cypress: Book summary and reviews of In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck
In the Shadow of the Cypress Summary
In 1906, the Chinese in California lived in the shadows. Their alien customs, traditions, and language hid what they valued from their neighbors .... and left them open to scorn and prejudice. Their communities were ruledand dividedby the necessity of survival among the many would-be masters surrounding them, by struggles between powerful tongs, and by duty to their ancestors.
In the Shadow of the Cypress Reviews
"Steinbeck's naturalism and his accomplished voice make it clear that the family's literary legacy is in good hands." - Publishers Weekly
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Thomas Steinbeck Author Biography
Thomas Steinbeck began his career in the 1960s as a motion picture cinematographer and photojournalist in Vietnam. Interspersed with his writing, speaking and producing obligations, Mr. Steinbeck has taught college-level courses in American Literature, creative writing, and communication arts. He serves on the board of directors of the Stella Adler Theatre Los Angeles and the National Steinbeck Center. He has written numerous original screenplays and documentaries as well as adaptations of his father's work. Thomas Steinbeck lives on the central coast of California with his wife.
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