Paper Shadows

September 13, 2005|
Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy
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In 1995, during the publicity tour for his much-acclaimed first novel, The Jade Peony, Wayson Choy received a mysterious phone call from a woman claiming to have just seen his mother on a streetcar. He politely informed the caller that she must be mistaken, since his mother had died long ago. “No, no, not that mother,” the voice insisted. “Your real mother.”
     Inspired by the startling realization that, like many children of Chinatown, he had been adopted, Choy constructs a vivid and moving memoir that reveals uncanny similarities between his award-winning first novel and the newly discovered secrets of his Vancouver childhood. From his early experiences with ghosts, through his youthful encounters with cowboys and bachelor uncles, to his discovery of family secrets that crossed the ocean from mainland China to Gold Mountain in the form of paper shadows, this is a beautifully wrought portrait of a child's world from one of Canada's most gifted storytellers.
Wayson Choy was raised in Vancouver, where he was cared for in a variety of Chinese households. He is a Professor Emeritus at Humber College in Toronto. His first novel, The Jade Pony, spent six months on The Globe and Mail’s national bestseller list, shared the Trillium Book Award for best book in 1995, and won the 1996 City of Vancou...
Title:Paper Shadows
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.27 X 5.28 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.27 X 5.28 X 0.88 in
Published:September 13, 2005
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143054368

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