Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Winner, Members’ Choice, 2010 Asian American Literary Awards
Snakes Can’t Run, is the third novel by award-winning author Ed Lin. It is the sequel to 2007’s This Is a Bust. Snakes Can’t Run is published by Minotaur Books.
It’s a hot summer in New York’s Chinatown in 1976 and Robert Chow, the Chinese-American detective son of an illegal immigrant, takes on a new breed of ruthless human smugglers — snakeheads — when two bodies of smuggled Chinese are found dead under the Brooklyn Bridge overpass. But as Robert comes closer to finding some answers, he discovers a dark secret in his own family’s past.
Listed in Best American Last Sentences of Books of 2007, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, edited by Dave Eggers.