The Snakehead

The Snakehead

An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

eBook - 2009
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The rise and fall of an unlikely international crime boss--Sister Ping--and the intricate human trafficking network she created from her business in New York City's Chinatown, together with a panoramic tale about the gangland gunslingers who worked for her, the immigration and law enforcement officials who pursued her, and the generation of penniless immigrants who risked death to realize their own version of the American dream.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009.
ISBN: 9780385530217
0385530218
Contents: Pilgrims
Leaving Fujian
Eighteen-thousand-dollar woman
Dai Lo of the Fuk Ching
Swiftwater
Year of the snake
Mombasa
The phantom ship
The Teaneck massacre
Mutiny in the Atlantic
A well-founded fear
The fat man
Freedom birds
The goldfish and the Great Wall
Parole
Snakeheads international
Catching Lilly Zhang
The mother of all Snakeheads.
Summary: The rise and fall of an unlikely international crime boss--Sister Ping--and the intricate human trafficking network she created from her business in New York City's Chinatown, together with a panoramic tale about the gangland gunslingers who worked for her, the immigration and law enforcement officials who pursued her, and the generation of penniless immigrants who risked death to realize their own version of the American dream.

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modis01 Dec 18, 2013

Thought provoking and extremely well written. It starts with the captivating story of a shipwreck of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying illegal Chinese immigrants, and ends up showing us the vast enterprise that is human smuggling and its implications for our immigration and asylum policies.

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