Chorus of Mushrooms: 20th Anniversary Edition by Hiromi Goto

Chorus of Mushrooms: 20th Anniversary Edition

byHiromi Goto

Kobo ebook | April 1, 2014

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"Hiromi Goto’s debut novel has become a Canadian classic. The winner of the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book Canada and Caribbean Region and co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award, it is a powerful narrative of three generations of Japanese Canadian women on the Canadian prairies.

Funny, scandalous, and melancholic all at once, this superlative narrative is filled with echoes and retellings, memories and Japanese folk tales. From The Tale of Genji to the Calgary Stampede, from the sharing of recipes to hitchhiking the Trans-Canada highway, it weaves a story that slides between histories, countries and desire. It is a timeless exploration of immigration and belonging.

This twentieth anniversary reprinting of the landmark novel includes an Afterword by Larissa Lai (*When Fox is a Thousand*, Salt Fish Girl) and an interview with the author. "

Title:Chorus of Mushrooms: 20th Anniversary EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927063493

ISBN - 13:9781927063491


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mysticism Meets Murasaki Set in rural Alberta, this light-hearted, mystical novel recounts the immigrant experience through the conflict between three generations of Japanese Canadian women--a grandmother who will not speak English, a daughter who refuses speak Japanese, and a granddaughter torn between the two extremes and struggling with her identity as a Japanese Canadian. As they struggle to establish themselves in their not-so-new community, they make new accomodations not only to the past but to each other. Hiromi Goto has truly captured the essence of the difficulty one encounters in an adopted country. An excellent read: light, entertaining, and full of surprises. Attention: watch for an 80-year-old grandmother doing gymnastics and bustin' broncos!
Date published: 2001-01-29