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Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend's death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience full of humour and grace.
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Anna Quon writes with honesty and compassion, drawing from her own experience growing up half-Chinese on Canada's East Coast.
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Lyrically, but simply, written story of a Chinese-Canadian woman (and her parents) in Halifax, and her struggle with feeling disconnected from everything. Elucidates some of the challenges of being from everywhere and nowhere. Its tone is somber but there are great moments of humour. The narrator is sympathetic, and we are with her because we want her to find her purpose, something to really sink her teeth into, besides the cough drops she's addicted to.