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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It may not even be fair of me to rate this book since I didn't finish it. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind at the time, but I didn't like the characters or the style of writing. I usually hate to leave a book unfinished, but this one just couldn't hold me. Read full review


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