China Dog and Other Tales From A Chinese LaundryBook - 1997
The arrival of a pretty mail-order bride from China creates tensions between two brothers....An elderly woman surprises her children by making a new life for herself....A young Chinese-Canadian woman wonders how to tell her family that she has secretly married her white boyfriend....Surprising, poignant and often hilarious, the stories of China Dog and Other Tales from a Chinese Laundry delve into the layers of submerged desire and fear that lie beneath the surface of ordinary lives. They bring vividly to life a host of Chinese immigrants, from the turn of the century to the present day. Some are trying to adjust to life in a strange and hostile new land. Others are trying to live Western lives while accomodating the wishes of their more traditional families. All learn that some of the truths they've built their lives around are illusions that can shatter as easily as a china dog.
Publisher: Toronto : Sister Vision, c1997
Branch Call Number: FIC SS
Characteristics: vii, 148 pages ; 22 cm