This book made me miss my early days in San Francisco going downtown to clubs with my lesbian roommate or running through the Presidio to Cliff House. Though I knew almost no one and hated my job, my 6 months living in the city were wonderful.
Anyway. The book. Set in Chinatown in 1954, we follow our teenage protagonist as she learns about her feelings toward other women and the specific American racism towards Chinese folks during this time. It’s a great coming of age tale about friendships and seeing your parents as people.