Chorus of Mushrooms

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NeWest Press, 2014 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Since its publication in 1994, Hiromi Goto's Chorus of Mushrooms has been recognized as a true classic of Asian Canadian literature. One of the initial entries in NeWest Press' long-running Nunatak First Fiction Series, Hiromi Goto's inaugural outing was recognized at the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes as the Best First Book in the Caribbean and Canadian regions that year, as well as becoming co-winner of the Canada-Japan book award.

Goto's acclaimed feminist novel is an examination of the Japanese Canadian immigrant experience, focusing on the lives of three generations of women in modern day Alberta to better understand themes of privilege and cultural identity. This reprinting of the landmark text includes an extensive introduction and interview with the author, talking about the impact the book has had on the Canadian literary landscape.

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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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About the author (2014)

HIROMI GOTO is a Coquitlam, B.C. fiction writer, cultural critic, arts advocate, youth organizer, and teacher of creative writing. Her first novel, Chorus of Mushrooms, received the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean and Canada) and was co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award.

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