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Pao Summary
Kerry Young

Everything you need to understand or teach Pao by Kerry Young.

  • Pao Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Pao Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Pao Summary

Plot Summary

This historically-based novel is the story of Pao, a Chinese immigrant to Jamaica who, after taking over his mentor's organized crime syndicate and struggling for decades to achieve and maintain a position of status, comes to realize that there are other forms of status that are more important. As Pao comes to a place of redemption for his career-long personal and professional misdemeanors, the narrative also explores themes related to the nature of oppression and the relationship between the inner and outer life.

The novel begins with Pao's first person narration of how he first became involved with a beautiful prostitute named Gloria who, shortly after they meet, becomes his lover and, later in the narrative, the mother of his child, Esther. In spite of his feelings for her, however, Pao is advised by his mentor, Zhang, to become involved with a woman of more social and economic...

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Study Pack

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Lesson Plan

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