After the CPR is built in 1885, Yang Hok, a former coolie, treks along the railway to return his half-Chinese/half-Native son to the boy's mother and finds himself immersed in the conflicts arising from road-building among the Chinese and Native peoples. Hok's guide on the often perilous trip, Sam Bing Lew, also of mixed Chinese-Native blood, urges Hok to take his son to China, while Hok has dreams of finding fortune in America. Yang Hok is not an easy man to like; but through the blood and sweat of his experience, he aspires to become the "superior man" he knows he should be. 2015.
14100 Multi-cultural fiction Multiculturalisme (romans)
Chinese -- British Columbia -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Railroad construction workers -- British Columbia -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.