Disappearing Moon Cafe

Disappearing Moon Cafe

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Baker & Taylor
Traces four generations of a Chinese family through the experiences of patriarch Wong Gwei Chang, who struggles with poverty and racism in a new world; overbearing matriarch Lee Mui Lan, the owner of Vancouver Chinatown's largest restaurant; and a succession of daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
Sometimes funny, sometimes scandalous, always compelling, this extraordinary first novel chronicles the women of the Wong family from frontier railroad camps to modern-day Vancouver. As past sins and inborn strengths are passed on from mother to daughter to granddaughter, each generation confronts, in its own way, the same problems ? isolation, racism, and the clash of cultures. Moving effortlessly between past and present, between North America and China, Sky Lee weaves fiction and historical fact into a memorable and moving picture of a people’s struggle for identity.


Reasearch Associates
Sometimes funny, sometimes scandalous, always compelling, this extraordinary first novel chronicles the women of the Wong family from frontier railroad camps to modern-day Vancouver. As past sins and inborn strengths are passed on from mother to daughter to granddaughter, each generation confronts, in its own way, the same problems — isolation, racism, and the clash of cultures. Moving effortlessly between past and present, between North America and China, Sky Lee weaves fiction and historical fact into a memorable and moving picture of a people’s struggle for identity.


Publisher Group West
Sometimes funny, sometimes scandalous, always compelling, this extraordinary first novel chronicles the women of the Wong family from frontier railroad camps to modern-day Vancouver. As past sins and inborn strengths are passed on from mother to daughter to granddaughter, each generation confronts, in its own way, the same problems — isolation, racism, and the clash of cultures. Moving effortlessly between past and present, between North America and China, Sky Lee weaves fiction and historical fact into a memorable and moving picture of a people’s struggle for identity.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Douglas & McIntyre : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group Westv, 2005
ISBN: 9781926706832
1926706838
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Mar 23, 2012

I really enjoyed Sky Lee's writing style, and the complex connections between all the characters in the story.

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vwruleschick
Mar 31, 2011

Read this book a couple years ago and had a good read through it with references to Vancouver. But also seeing how the family evolves from generation and the challenges/situations they face through their diversity and surrounding culture of their time. Recommend.

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