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We two alone : stories

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  • Author: Wang, Jack

    <p>Set on five continents and spanning decades, We Two Alone traces the arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. A young laundry boy risks his life, pretending to be a girl to play organized hockey in Canada in the 1920s. A Canadian couple is caught in when Shanghai is succumbs to violence during the Second Sino-Japanese War. A family struggles to buy a home in South Africa in the early years of apartheid. An actor in New York struggles to keep his career alive while yearning to reconcile with his estranged wife. From the vulnerable and disenfranchised to the educated and privileged, the characters in this extraordinary collection embody the diversity of the Chinese diaspora past and present. In these deeply affecting stories, Jack Wang subverts expectations as he captures the hope, pain, and sacrifices of the millions who journey into the unknown to create better lives, and explores the shifting boundaries of morality, the intimacies and failings of love, and the choices circumstances force us to make.</p>

    • The Valkyries
    • The nature of things
    • The night of broken glass
    • Everything in between
    • Belsize Park
    • Allhallows
    • We two alone.


    Subject(s): China | Immigrants | Short Stories
    Original Publisher: New York, HarperVia
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781487008826, 1487008821
    Collection(s)/Series: Canada Reads 2022