The Jade Peony

October 1, 1995|
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
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Chinatown, Vancouver, in the late 1930s and ï??40s provides the setting for this poignant first novel, told through the vivid and intense reminiscences of the three younger children of an immigrant family. They each experience a very different childhood, depending on age and sex, as they encounter the complexities of birth and death, love and hate, kinship and otherness. Mingling with the realities of Canada and the horror of war are the magic, ghosts, paper uncles and family secrets of Poh-Poh, or Grandmother, who is the heart and pillar of the family.

Wayson Choy''s Chinatown is a community of unforgettable individuals who are neither this nor that, neither entirely Canadian nor Chinese. But with each other''s help, they survive hardship and heartbreak with grit and humour.

The Jade Peony was a 2010 Canada Reads Selection.

Wayson Choy''s first novel, The Jade Peony, was co-winner -- with Margaret Atwood''s Morning in the Burned House -- of the 1995 Trillium Award for the best book by an Ontario resident. It also won the City of Vancouver Book Award. The Jade Peony spent 26 weeks on the Toronto Globe & Mail bestseller list and placed Number 6 on its 1996 ...
Title:The Jade PeonyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.77 X 5.02 X 0.72 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.77 X 5.02 X 0.72 inPublished:1 octobre 1995Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550544683

ISBN - 13:9781550544688

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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