Story is about my parents, who came to this country from china before wwii, and our family. my Father joined the army during wwii to gain U.S. citizenship and we lived in new york’s chinatown after the war in government subsidized housing. My father worked in the restaurant business while my mother worked in the sweatshops of ny. the story is typical yet also unique. Either way, it has been underemphasized. people can read the facts but often have no perspective on the personal aspects of that experience during that time period of the 20th century.
I refer you to our direct story in the book, “passing Heights”.
my father, mark wing soon, is the person standing on the right in the included photo.