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The Chinese Knot and Other Stories

Lien Chao

In this new collection, award-winning author Lien Chao weaves together these emotionally charged short stories focusing on Chinese immigrants in Toronto’s multiracial neighbourhoods. In Chinatown and mixed neighbourhoods, in condos and tenements, in public parks and in college, the protagonists of these stories find love, face loneliness, confront generational crises, and overcome racial stereotypes as they evolve and grow in this exciting, ever-changing multicultural society.

"The Chinese Knot offers the reader a realistic view of the Chinese immigrant, making it a great resource as either a study guide or a way to find a sympathetic voice for anyone who has ever moved their entire life to new surroundings.  Heartfelt and provocative, it opens the way for discussions on multicultural issues and racial stereotypes." 
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Lien Chao has observed Chinese life through her work in the community as well as her interactions with Chinese immigrants in ESL classrooms. She came to Canada in 1984. Her first book, Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English, was published in 1997 and won the Gabrielle Roy Award for Canadian Criticism. Her works include Maples and the Stream and More Than Skin Deep (poetry), Tiger Girl (Hu Nu) (memoir), and Strike the Wok: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Canadian Fiction (anthology).   
 
Also by Lien Chao:
  Beyond Silence (1997)
  literary critiscism
  paperback; $21.95
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   Maples and the Stream (1999)
   poetry
   paperback
  Out of print
 
   More Than Skin Deep (2004)
   poetry
   paperback
  Out of print
 
   Peng Ma: Abstract Ink Painting (2011)
   art book
   paperback; $48.00
   More
 
   Peng Ma: Chinese Brush Painting (2008)
   art book
   paperback; $36.00
   More
 
   Strike the Wok (2003)
   anthology
   paperback; $23.95
   More
 
   Tiger Girl (Hu Nü) (2001)
   memoir
   paperback; $16.95
   More
 
   Wang Dehui (2008)
   art book
   paperback; $36.00
   More
 
   

Short Stories
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-894770-43-9 
$18.95 CAD ordered from Canada
$22.95 CAD ordered from US

eBook ISBN: 978-1-894770-80-4 (EPUB)
$9.99
128 pages
Publication Date:  2008

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