A chorus of immigrant voices populates Judy Fong Bates's graceful and poignant first collection. Denizens of the ubiquitous small towns around Ontario, as far from their native land as can be imagined yet united by their proximity to the local Chinese laundry, her characters have in common their driving desire to assimilate, to fit in, to belong to a "majority" culture. But they are also people trapped by a certain cultural pride in confronting a world that may feign acceptance while at the same time reminding them that they are "other." In the words of the Toronto Globe and Mail, Judy Fong Bates's "deceptively simple narratives expose the hopes and hardships that define her characters' lives." Her graceful writing is full of compassion, insight, and honesty; it opens our eyes to the commonality of what it is to be human.
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Used availability for Judy Fong Bates's China Dog
February 2005 : Canada Paperback
June 2002 : USA Paperback
1997 : Canada Paperback
April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: China Dog: And Other Stories
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon CA