The Snakehead

The Snakehead

An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

Book - 2010 | 1st Anchor Books ed.
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"In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York's Chinatown managed a multimillion-dollar business smuggling people."--P.[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010, c2009.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307279279
0307279278
Characteristics: xiv, 414 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Snake head
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: "In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York's Chinatown managed a multimillion-dollar business smuggling people."--P.[4] of cover.

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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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