Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal
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136pp. May 2000
Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal
Author: Lau, Alan Chong;
Alan Chong Lau’s poetic memoir of his days as a produce worker in Seattle’s Chinatown reveals a microcosm of grassroots, working-class Asian America—a world where customers, workers, and fruits and vegetables intersect in exchanges that crackle with energ

Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies Series
"One of my favorite books this season" —Elliot Bay Booknotes, Summer/Fall 2000

"A singular portrait of a community ... engagingly written and illustrated" —Puget Sound Metropolitan Living, July 2000

"Lau’s eye is trained by p

Author: Lau, Alan Chong;
Alan Chong Lau was born in 1948 in Paradise, California. He is co-author with Garrett Hongo and Lawson Inada of Buddha Bandits Down Highway 99 (1976) and author of Songs for Jadina (1980). His writing has appeared in man
I’ve got
the dirt of China
underneath my nails

Tonight the musk of water chestnuts
buried in water
sinks deep
into my dreams

Slivers of light
skimming off this bowl of morning
discarded moans of




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