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Inspired by the startling revelation that, like many children of Chinatown, he had been adopted, Paper Shadows is a vivid and moving memoir that reveals uncanny similarities between the secrets that enrich his award-winning first novel and the newly discovered secret of his own Vancouver Chinatown childhood. From his early experience with ghosts, through his youthful encounters with cowboys and bachelor uncles, to his discovery of deeply held family secrets that crossed the ocean from mainland China to Gold Mountain in the form of paper shadows, this is a beautifully wrought portrait of a child's world from one of Canada's most gifted storytellers.
This book felt a little different from his other books, and although I enjoyed it, I liked the other two better. As well as being a personal memoir, this book provides insight into the culture of Chinatown when the author was growing up. It is a creatively written memoir and I would recommend it.
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This book is now on its way to ladybug74 by surface mail. It was chosen out of Firegirl's Biography and Memoir virtual bookbox.
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