Midnight At the Dragon Cafe

February 22, 2005|
Midnight At the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates
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Set in the 1960s, Judy Fong Bates’s much-talked-about debut novel is the story of a young girl, the daughter of a small Ontario town’s solitary Chinese family, whose life is changed over the course of one summer when she learns the burden of secrets. Through Su-Jen’s eyes, the hard life behind the scenes at the Dragon Café unfolds. As Su-Jen’s father works continually for a better future, her mother, a beautiful but embittered woman, settles uneasily into their new life. Su-Jen feels the weight of her mother’s unhappiness as Su-Jen’s life takes her outside the restaurant and far from the customs of the traditional past. When Su-Jen’s half-brother arrives, smouldering under the responsibilities he must bear as the dutiful Chinese son, he forms an alliance with Su-Jen’s mother, one that will have devastating consequences. Written in spare, intimate prose, Midnight at the Dragon Café is a vivid portrait of a childhood divided by two cultures and touched by unfulfilled longings and unspoken secrets.
Title:Midnight At the Dragon CafeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:328 pages, 8.37 X 5.4 X 0.58 inShipping dimensions:328 pages, 8.37 X 5.4 X 0.58 inPublished:February 22, 2005Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771010974

ISBN - 13:9780771010972

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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