T’ai Chi Grandmaster Kuo Yun San leaves mainland China for what he thinks is the last time, creating a new life for himself,opening a T’ai Chi school in New York City and reconnecting with his Asian American family in Chinatown. He was once rumored to have been the bodyguard of Madame Chiang Kai Shek.
Nevertheless, the city of New York in the 1960’s is a very different place from the one he visited in past decades and he’s surprised by the level of social inrest and violence he encounters. The Master trades one Cultural Revolution for another, struggling to adapt to a new homeland in which societal changes are taking place.
Hippie students from broken homes flock to his studio in an effort to extract some wisdom and meaning from his teaching into their lives.
Follow the adventures of Master Kuo and his students as seen through the eyes of his young nephew Paul Chen, who shares them side by side with the Master, growing up in an American culture still rampant with hostility towards minorities, not excluding it’s Asian population.
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Five Star Review on Amazon by Christian
This is a great read. Marc Meyer has gently woven disparate strands into a compelling story that made me turn the pages to find out what happens to all the characters. The author has skilfully painted a picture of Tai chi, Family, Culture East and West, Tradition, Drug and Alcohol abuse, Adolescent stirrings and Tragedy. I hope he writes another one in the same vein.
About the Author
Marc Meyer is a professional jazz pianist, who has worked with prominent jazz and pop musicians throughout the industry. He is also a T’ai Chi instructor and writer who has dilligently persued his dream of having his first novel ” Taichi: The Story of a Chinese Master in America” published in 2014 and almost a full year in print. It has been reviewed by Phil Jason, reviewer at Florida Weekly Newspaper and received acclaim from Matt Polly, author of “American Shaolin” and recently “Tapped out”. Matt lived and studied with the monks of the Shaolin Temple in China.
Marc Meyer hopes the successful launch of this book will not only help him establish his place in the literary world but also enable him to give back the portion of the gifts he has received through his involvement with Chinese martial arts for over a decade.
Marc’s home for the past twenty years has been in Naples Florida, where he continues to make a living as an author, musician and T’ai Chi instructor to residential communities.
Please visit his website at: http://www.marcmeyer-books.com/
“Taichi” has been described by prominent people in the news and broadcast media as both an exciting martial arts story and a book you can curl up with.
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