Chorus of mushrooms

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NeWest Press, 1994 - Fiction - 222 pages
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Celebrating cultural differences as a privilege, Chorus of Mushrooms explores the shifts and collisions of culture through the lives of three generations of women in a Japanese family living in a small town. Author Hiromi Goto demonstrates the clash of cultures through the three women of the novel: a grandmother who refuses to speak English and who hides salted squid in her pockets; a daughter who refuses to speak Japanese and cooks ham with pineapple for special occasions; and a granddaughter who struggles to find a cultural identity somewhere between the two.

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in the Caribbean and Canada; Co-Winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award; and winner of the Grant MacEwan College Book Award, Chorus of Mushrooms is a novel that can't be missed.

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User Review  - Zoe Brooks - Goodreads

I am often asked how I find all the magic-realism books I have in my collection and which I review on my blog. Sometimes it is by recommendation, such as the inclusion in one of the magic-realism ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sian Jones - Goodreads

I could probably have done with a few more traditional signposts of plot and structure in this novel, but there's no denying the rich, sensual gorgeousness of the prose or the deftness with which the ... Read full review


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