Three Coins: A Young Girl’s Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Romance in 19th Century America. Russell N. Low.

Three Coins: A Young Girl’s Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Romance in 19th Century America

n.p. Self-published by the author, 2019. 298p., paperback, as-new; signed by the author.

Mixture of historical fiction with original documentation, based on the life of the author's great-grandmother. "Ah Ying is only 9 years old when she awakens in the hold of a ship bound for America. Sold by her family for a few Chinese yuan, she is beaten and burned as a child slave in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Her defiant survival allows Ah Ying to take control of her life, as she finds romance, is rescued by missionaries and is given a new life at the Mission Home. Life is good until her rescuers become her captors and she is again forced to flee to be with her beloved Gee Sung. What ensues is a race between her love for Gee Sung, the Tong highbinders that want to enslave her, and the Presbyterian Missionaries that want to save her soul." - cover blurb.

Cat.No: 244728
ISBN: 9781796601343

Price: $15.00