The Poons, according to Hong Kong gossip, have plenty of money. But when Wallace Nolasco marries May Ling, daughter of the house of Poon, he finds he has been sold short. Old Mr. Poon rules the family with a miserly hand; the family mansion is shabby and neglected, the diet meagre -- and the only signs of wealth are the gold ingots buried in the cesspit. Wallace is relegated to the bottom of the household pecking order. But like the Monkey King of Chinese legend, he is a born survivor, with hidden reserves of craft and endurance.
This trade size paperback book was printed in Great Britain by Abacus publishers. It is in very good condition with light spine creases, minor corner wear, and a store sticker on the back cover.