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The pagoda : a novel

Author: Patricia Powell
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Fiction   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A Chinese lesbian hides on a ship bound for 1890s Jamaica, dressed as a man. On being discovered the captain rapes her, after which he establishes her in business as a man, married to a black lesbian. The story is told in a letter to a daughter by her "father," revealing a family secret.
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Genre/Form: Lesbian fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powell, Patricia, 1966-
Pagoda.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1998
(OCoLC)607040216
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Powell
ISBN: 0679454896 9780679454892
OCLC Number: 38519202
Description: 245 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Patricia Powell.
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A Chinese lesbian hides on a ship bound for 1890s Jamaica, dressed as a man. On being discovered the captain rapes her, after which he establishes her in business as a man, married to a black lesbian. The story is told in a letter to a daughter by her "father," revealing a family secret.

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