Bone by Fae Ng- takes place in San Francisco, California

Leon’s got a room at the old-man hotel on Clay Street, the San Fran. There’s a toilet and a bath on each floor and the lobby’s used as a common room. No kitchen. I gave Leon a hot plate but he likes to have his meals eaither down the block at Uncle’s Cafe or over at the Universal Cafe.
Leon’s got the same room he had when he was a bachelor going out to sea every forty days. Our Grandpa Leong lived his last days at the San Fran, so it’s an important place for us. In this country, the San Fran is our family’s oldest place, our beginning place, our new China. The way I see it, Leon’s life’s kind of made a circle.

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