Immigrant workers building the transcontinental railroad in 1869. Pictures: Alamy; California State Library

Book review: a new contender for the Great Chinese-American Novel

With The Fortunes, a novel in four sections, Peter Ho Davies has gathered the threads of Chinese-American identity and woven a brilliant, ambitious and indelible tale

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Immigrant workers building the transcontinental railroad in 1869. Pictures: Alamy; California State Library
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