Sasha Gong tells of her dramatic
journey in a collection of stories. Born in the People's Republic of China in
1956, Sasha was raised by her grandma, who quietly told her about the legend of
the "Gold Mountain," a name Cantonese immigrants had given to San Francisco. It
became her dreamland.
Sasha came to America to escape political persecution, to achieve
personal freedom and to pursue happiness. And, for the first time in her life,
she felt very much at home.
Soon after arriving in the
United States in 1987, Sasha felt that something inside of her had suddenly
clicked. Everything – her heart, her soul, her mind and her character – felt at
home. She discovered that in all of the important ways, she had been born an
American; it had just taken her 31 years to get there.
And she began to look back at her dramatic journey.