This is a story about strength of family and friendships, heartbreak, perseverance, and personal trauma. The setting is 1898. In his role as Town Scribe in the sleepy village of Sanhou, China, seventeen-year-old Shu Wei is caught up in an incident in the town square, which ultimately causes the family to be banished from the town.
The ensuing journey to San Francisco’s Chinatown gives rise to the intrigue, mystery, and tension that only escalates the deeper the story goes. Shu Wei ultimately finds himself working for a local newspaper while he juggles the scurrilous demands and threats of Tong members as he attempts to restore his family’s honor.
It is his growing experience as a cub reporter and writer that brings him the confidence to confront not only his own mortality but the brutal world around him.
About the Author
Jackson Fahnestock traveled as an architect, working on large-scale projects, in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and other parts of the world. His experiences formed the basis for Shu Wei’s Revenge. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois and two Masters Degrees – one in Architecture and the other in Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York. His first book, To Preserve a Heritage, was about landmarks in Lower Manhattan. He lives in San Francisco.
SHU WEI’S REVENGE
A Young Man’s Journey into the Depths of the Underworld
By Jackson Fahnestock
- Price: $12.95
- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Bayside Press (September 6, 2017)
- ISBN-10: 0998803413
- ISBN-13: 978-0998803418