Lives Of The Family: Stories Of Fate And Circumstance

October 8, 2013|
Lives Of The Family: Stories Of Fate And Circumstance by Denise Chong
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International bestselling author of The Concubine''s Children, Denise Chong returns to the subject of her most beloved book, the lives and times of Canada''s early Chinese families.   

In 2011, Denise Chong set out to collect the history of the earliest Chinese settlers in and around Ottawa, who made their homes far from any major Chinatown. Many would open cafes, establishments that once dotted the landscape across the country and were a monument to small-town Canada. This generation of Chinese immigrants lived at the intersection of the Exclusion Act in Canada, which divided families between here and China, and 2 momentous upheavals in China: the Japanese invasion and war-time occupation; and the victory of the Communists, which ultimately led these settlers to sever ties with China. This book of overlapping stories explores the trajectory of a universal immigrant experience, one of looking in the rear view mirror while at the same time, travelling toward an uncertain future. Intimate, haunting and powerful, Lives of the Family reveals the immigrant''s tenacity in adapting to a new world.
DENISE CHONG is the author of the family memoir The Concubine''s Children; The Girl in the Picture, a story of the napalm girl from the Vietnam War; and Egg on Mao, a portrayal of human rights in China. She lives with her family in Ottawa.
Title:Lives Of The Family: Stories Of Fate And Circumstance
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.2 X 5.4 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.2 X 5.4 X 0.98 in
Published:October 8, 2013
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307361233

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