Asian Authors

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Beast at Every Threshold

Poems

A formidable collection of poems that deconstructs the notion of "otherness" through folklore and myth. An unflinching shapeshifter, Beast at Every Threshold dances between familial … 105 View

Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being is the debut collection of essays by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism, settler … 184 View

Coconut Dreams

Coconut Dreams explores the lives of the Pinto family through seventeen linked short stories. Starting with a ghost story set in Goa, India in the 1950s, the collection weaves through various … 273 View

Dear Current Occupant

A Memoir

Dear Current Occupant is a creative nonfiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Using a variety of forms including letters, essays … 133 View

Double Melancholy

Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man

According to Didier Eribon, melancholy is where it all starts and where it also ends: the lifelong process of mourning that each homosexual experiences, and through which they construct their own … 141 View
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Hsin

22 Debut Canadian poetry collections to read, CBC 2022 Nanci Lee’s debut explores 4th Century Su Hui’s palindrome of longing. Hsin arises from an ancient Chinese ethical philosophy, … 88 View
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Phantompains

Poetry

Therese Estacion survived a rare infection that nearly killed her, but not without losing both her legs below the knees, several fingers, and reproductive organs. Phantompains is a visceral, … 101 View
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Quiet Night Think

Poems & Essays

“Quiet Night Think is a stunning work.” — Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing “One function of the poet at any time is to discover by his own thought and … 101 View

The Forbidden Purple City

Finalist, City of Vancouver Book Award 2019 A man returns to Hoi An in his retirement to compose a poem honouring his parents. Two teenagers, ostracized in a private school, forge an unlikely … 264 View
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We Two Alone

A Novella And Stories

A masterful collection of stories that dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years, We Two Alone is Jack Wang’s astonishing debut work of fiction. Set on … 296 View
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From: Coconut Dreams

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Abat/Monsters

From: Phantompains

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"Once upon a time the spectacle" – Agta – Duwende – Afloat – Tianak – The White Lady of the Philippines – Aswang – 15 $1.50 Add
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Acknowledgments

From: Double Melancholy

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Prologue

From: Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

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Prologue

From: Dear Current Occupant

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I think about all the houses — This is for the teachers — Grade six — Waiting out front of the school to be picked up was torture — When the smoke cleared — Mama 11 $1.10 Add
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The Valkyries

From: We Two Alone

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Readings from this book by Jack Wang recount the fictionalized experiences of Chinese immigrants throughout the 20th century. In this story a young laundry boy risks his life to play organized … 49 $4.90 Add