Thousand Pieces of Gold

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Thousand Pieces of Gold
Author Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Country United States
Language English
Genre historical novel
Publication date
ISBN 080708381X

Thousand Pieces of Gold is an 1981 historical novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn and based on the life of Polly Bemis, a 19th-century Chinese immigrant woman in the American Old West. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name.


Lalu is the daughter of a Chinese farmer. When her father loses everything, Lalu finds herself thrust into debt slavery. Her misfortunes eventually take her to the Pacific Northwest.[1][2]


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