"A new edition with an excellent new introduction by Wong."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Speaks out so eloquently. . . . Moves through the dreams and visions and the bitter reality of his forebears' lives."
-Kay Boyle, Rolling Stone
"Although the book abounds in fascinating historical detail, it is most remarkable for the beauty of its prose, its dream passages, and its sophisticated, unpretentious shifts in narrative perspective from first to third person and from one narrator to another."
"Shawn Wong's finely woven story is a poetic evocation of a great-grandfather's life as a newly arrived laborer in 1850s Northern California."
"A poetically rendered tour de force."