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Midnight At the Dragon Cafe

Midnight At the Dragon Cafe

(2003)
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Set in the 1960s, Judy Fong Bates's much-talked-about debut novel is the story of a young girl, the daughter of a small Ontario town's solitary Chinese family, whose life is changed over the course of one summer when she learns the burden of secrets. Through Su-Jen's eyes, the hard life behind the scenes at the Dragon Café unfolds. As Su-Jen's father works continually for a better future, her mother, a beautiful but embittered woman, settles uneasily into their new life. Su-Jen feels the weight of her mother's unhappiness as Su-Jen's life takes her outside the restaurant and far from the customs of the traditional past. When Su-Jen's half-brother arrives, smouldering under the responsibilities he must bear as the dutiful Chinese son, he forms an alliance with Su-Jen's mother, one that will have devastating consequences. Written in spare, intimate prose, Midnight at the Dragon Café is a vivid portrait of a childhood divided by two cultures and touched by unfulfilled longings and unspoken secrets.

 
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Used availability for Judy Fong Bates's Midnight At the Dragon Cafe


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Midnight at the Dragon Cafe (Alex Awards (Awards))
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 1-4352-7003-7 / 978-1-4352-7003-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-09
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April 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Midnight at the Dragon Cafe
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 1-4176-9778-4 / 978-1-4176-9778-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2003 : Canada Hardback
Title: Midnight At The Dragon Cafe
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 0-7710-1098-2 / 978-0-7710-1098-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Midnight at the Dragon Cafe (Wheeler Softcover)
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 1-59722-609-2 / 978-1-59722-609-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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December 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Midnight at the Dragon Cafe: Multnomah County Ed.
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 1-58243-379-8 / 978-1-58243-379-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Midnight at the Dragon Cafe 18-Copy Display
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 1-58243-372-0 / 978-1-58243-372-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Midnight at the Dragon Cafe: A Novel (Alex Awards (Awards))
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 1-58243-189-2 / 978-1-58243-189-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2005 : Canada Paperback
Title: Midnight At the Dragon Cafe
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
ISBN: 0-7710-1097-4 / 978-0-7710-1097-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Midnight At the Dragon Cafe
Author(s): Judy Fong Bates
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   



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