China Dogs: And Other Stories

China Dogs: And Other Stories

by Judy Fong Bates

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Overview

China Dogs: And Other Stories by Judy Fong Bates

By the bestselling author of Midnight at the Dragon Café

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection


Focusing on the Chinese community in Canada, these vivid and poignant stories tell us something about the place of home and memory in our lives. Whether her characters find themselves caught between the life they left behind and the lonely realities of their new life in Canada, or torn between the traditions of the past and a desire to shape their own futures, Bates captures their struggles and triumphs with compassion and insight. Among the eight stories: The arrival of a beautiful mail-order bride incites a treacherous mix of jealousy and suspicion between two brothers. After years of sacrifice, an elderly woman seizes a last chance for happiness when she moves into a home of her own. For the sake of her family, a young woman must navigate her way through the unfamiliar demands of Chinese tradition after she elopes with her Canadian boyfriend. Richly textured, China Dog reminds us of the universal yearning for understanding and acceptance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780771010736
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Judy Fong Bates came to Canada from China as a young girl and grew up in several small Ontario towns. She is the author of a collection of short stories, China Dog, and a novel, Midnight at the Dragon Café. Her stories have been broadcast on CBC Radio and published in literary journals and anthologies.

Judy Fong Bates lives in Toronto.

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