Crossings East

February 2019

Gee Lee, a twenty-three-year-old Chinese sojourner working as a camp cook on Donner Summit while his brother hand chisels blasting holes, and runs for his life once the fuse is lit.

Building an engineering marvel of the nineteenth century, Gee Lee and his railroad gang face record-breaking snow levels, avalanches, difficult working conditions, hostile, racist attitudes, and watch many co-workers die.

Will Lee’s time in the Flowery Flag Nation change him so he can never return or will he be the salvation of his struggling family?