Waiting for Saskatchewan by Fred WahWaiting for Saskatchewan by Fred Wah

Waiting for Saskatchewan

byFred Wah


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Wah interprets memory-a journey to China and Japan, his father's experience as a Chinese immigrant in small Canadian towns, images from childhood-to locate the influence of genealogy. The procession of narrative reveals Wah's own attempts to find "the relief of exotic identity.""Fred Wah searches for his father within various literary forms and embraces. This is a beautiful book and we are in the muscle and limbs of rough cut clear language-live bright fish slapping on the table."-Michael Ondaatje
Noted Canadian poet, Fred Wah is a Governor Generals Award recipient (poetry) and author of many published works including the awardwinning biofictionDiamond Grill. Involved in publishing and teaching internationally in poetry and poetics since the early 1960s, he is currently professor of English and Creative Writing at...
Title:Waiting for SaskatchewanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublisher:Turnstone Press

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ISBN - 10:0888011008

ISBN - 13:9780888011008

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A mix of poetry and pose is blended creatively in this touching account of one man’s search for his genealogy. Waiting For Saskatchewan by author Fed Wah is an interpretation of memory and stories of a trip to China and Japan, his father’s trials as a Chinese immigrant living in a small Canadian town and his own images of childhood. Wah has an excellent ability to create lyrical passages and engaging anecdotes that explore his heritage and ancestory. Readers will find his style warm and lively.