I'd like to go to China and see those people and find out what's a cheat story and what's not. Did my grandmother really live to be ninety-nine? Or did they string us along all those years to get our money? (5.186).
Stories that come from distance places and from different experiences, such as those coming from Kingston's relatives in communist China to Kingston's family in capitalist America, are difficult to trust even when time is the same.