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Daughter of Fortune Chapter Summary & Analysis - Singsong Girls Summary

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Singsong Girls Summary

During the summer of 1851, the gold rush territory is a free-for-all, with crime running rampant and outlaws terrorizing the towns and camps, the most notorious being Joaquin Murieta. Jacob decides to interview the bandit and searches for him for four months. He never found Murieta, so Jacob fabricated stories of the criminal's life in order to sell newspapers. He became a celebrity, because he wrote of the outlaw.

Tao Chi'en has decided to stay in America and settles in the section of San Francisco called Chinatown. He is happy there, surrounded by the language and culture that is familiar to him, yet he can make more money than he would have ever dreamed possible had he returned to China.

One afternoon, Tao Chi'en is summoned to a brothel from which young Chinese girls, called singsong girls, peered out of barred windows trying to entice men...

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