Taobao: Stories

June 7, 2022|
Taobao: Stories by Dan K. Woo
$20.00
Perfect
Earn 100 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 1-3 weeks.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
To check store inventory,
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

In twelve spare, fable-like short stories Dan K. Woo introduces us to a fascinating cast of characters from different regions of China. From rural villages to bustling cities, Woo deftly charts the paths of young people searching for love, meaning and happiness in a country that is often misunderstood in North America. Whether they are participating in a marriage market to appease their mother, working as a delivery boy in Beijing or dealing with trauma in a hospital in Shanghai, we see these young people push against both tradition and the lightning-fast economy to try and make their way in often difficult situations. Woo brings remarkable empathy to these dreamlike stories and their twists and turns, which will linger long in readers’ minds.  Through it all, the spectre of Taobao – China’s online retail giant – hovers, providing everything the characters might need or want, while also acting as a thread that ties together a captivating and complex collection of stories set in a captivating and complex country.

Dan K. Woo''s family came to Canada in the 1970s. His grandfather was a fire captain and the first firefighter to die on duty in British Hong Kong, partly a result of the British colonial system. In 2018, Woo won the Ken Klonsky Award for Learning How to Love China (Quattro Books). His writing has appeared in such publications as the S...
Loading
Title:Taobao: Stories
Format:Perfect
Product dimensions:190 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:190 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.45 in
Published:June 7, 2022
Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781989496510

Recently Viewed
|