Chinese Playground: A Memoir by Bill Lee

By Bill Lee

This stark and unsentimental recollection of early life and coming of age within the again alleys and bustling streets of San Francisco's Chinatown unearths the sinister and pervasive impacts of equipped crime. “Chinese Playground: A Memoir” strains writer invoice Lee’s maturation from blameless baby in a bothered kinfolk to a highway punk, gang member, and school graduate suffering to damage freed from his involvement in escalating violence.

Lee’s own debts of 2 high-profile homicide incidents are engrossing. The 1977 Golden Dragon bloodbath in San Francisco that left 5 useless and 11 wounded, used to be conducted by means of his blood-brothers who have been engaged within the such a lot violent Asian gang battle in U.S. historical past. A decade later, a mad gunman killed seven and injured 4 at ESL, a excessive tech enterprise in Sunnyvale, California the place Lee used to be hired. An not going hero emerges as he accepts his destiny, using his road instincts to avoid wasting coworkers in the course of the murderous rampage. Startling information on either crimes are printed for the 1st time.

Lee is additionally the writer of “Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler.” and “Born-Again Buddhist.”

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