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8 Excellent Asian-Canadian Novels

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, and the CBC has a selection of excellent Asian-Canadian novels, compiled by CBC producer and Asian-Canadian history enthusiast Adrian Ma.

His list includes a few I’ve read and many I haven’t, and one of my favourite books of all time, The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy.

Tales from Gold Mountain by Paul Yee
Disappearing Moon Café by Sky Lee
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeline Thien
Ru by Kim Thuy
The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam

I would also throw my hat in the ring for the poetry of Vancouver’s Evelyn Lau. It’s quite dark and often ugly in nature, but beautiful in word. I’ve collected a lot of her words and recommend her to poetry enthusiasts.

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