Picture Bride

Paperback | October 15, 2014

byC Fong Hsiung

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Following the India-China war of 1962, the Chinese Indians (the Hakka), fearing suspicion and hostility, begin to emigrate. Twenty-year-old Jillian Wu leaves Calcutta to marry a man she has never met - Peter Chou, also a Hakka - with much anticipation, only to discover that he is gay. Forced by her husband to keep up the charade of a "normal" marriage, and pressured by her in-laws to have a child, she flees back to Calcutta, only to be disowned by her conservative family. A moving story with politcal overtones, set during a period of changing times and changing values.

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Following the India-China war of 1962, the Chinese Indians (the Hakka), fearing suspicion and hostility, begin to emigrate. Twenty-year-old Jillian Wu leaves Calcutta to marry a man she has never met - Peter Chou, also a Hakka - with much anticipation, only to discover that he is gay. Forced by her husband to keep up the charade of a "...

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Following the India-China war of 1962, the Chinese Indians (the Hakka), fearing suspicion and hostility, begin to emigrate. Twenty-year-old Jillian Wu leaves Calcutta to marry a man she has never met - Peter Chou, also a Hakka - with much anticipation, only to discover that he is gay. Forced by her husband to keep up the charade of a "...

The eldest of five children, C. Fong Hsiung was born to Hakka Chinese parents in Kolkata, India. At the age of eighteen she immigrated to Canada where she married and raised three sons. She wrote "Alfie," a short story published by Life Rattle Press for The Totally Unknown Writers Festival 2012, which was also featured in Life Rattle R...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.55 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927494397

ISBN - 13:9781927494394

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