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November 3, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Time Details:
Humboldt County Historical Society lecture programs are held at 1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except February, July, and August). These popular lecture programs occasionally fill up, so if you'd like to be assured of a seat, free tickets are available at the door starting at noon.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Humboldt County Historical Society.
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1:00 p.m. Eureka Library, Historical Lecture, Carla Baku's New Novel of the Chinese Expulsion

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Carla Baku will speak on her new book, "Chasing Down the Moon," a novel based on the 1885 expulsion of the Chinese from Eureka. In 1883, a young Chinese woman is sold to human traffickers and taken from her family and home in the mountains of Hunan. In San Francisco, Ya Zhen is purchased by a hotelier from the remote coastal town of Eureka, where she is forced to serve as an indentured prostitute. Ya Zhen’s escape, aided by a small group of friends, is thwarted when a terrible accident precipitates the upheaval of the entire town, and the clock starts ticking for everyone.

Two indistinct human figures stand in the surf at sunset on the book's cover.

Chasing Down the Moon, by Carla Baku
A Novel of Historical Eureka,
and the Chinese Expulsion