The Modern Classics: The Concubine's Children: The Story Of A Family Living On Two Sides Of The Globe

August 19, 2014|
The Modern Classics: The Concubine's Children: The Story Of A Family Living On Two Sides Of The Globe by Denise Chong
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The Concubine's Children is the story of a family cleaved in two for the sake of a father’s dream. In 1913, Chan Sam left an “at home” wife in China to earn a living in “Gold Mountain.” Eleven years later, May-ying, the wilful, seventeen-year-old concubine he bought, sight unseen, travels to join him where she labors in tea houses of west coast Chinatowns to support the family in Canada, and the one in China. It was the concubine’s third daughter, the author’s mother, who unlocked the past for her daughter whose curiosity about some old photographs ultimately reunited a family divided for most of the last century. Heartfelt and beautifully written, The Concubine's Children is an inspiring story of the sacrifice that tore a family apart and the love that bound them back together.

Denise Chong is an award-winning and internationally published author. The Girl in the Picture was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, as was her memoir, The Concubine’s Children. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children.
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Title:The Modern Classics: The Concubine's Children: The Story Of A Family Living On Two Sides Of The Glo...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.7 X 5.07 X 0.71 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.7 X 5.07 X 0.71 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143192094

ISBN - 13:9780143192091

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