Tag: B.C. setting

Denise Chong’s — The concubine’s children *****

Denise Chong’s — The concubine’s children *****

This is a fascinating tale of Chan Sam, who left his wife in China to find gold in British Columbia. In Vancouver, he bought a concubine who worked in Chinatown to support both families.

This memoir gives a deep insight into the early lives of Chinese immigrants to Canada — the hard work they endured, the loneliness they faced, and the deep prejudice.

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Jen Sookfong Lee’s — The Conjoined *****

Jen Sookfong Lee’s — The Conjoined *****

After Jessica’s mother dies, she discovers two dead girls hidden in her mother’s basement freezer. Jessica cannot believe her mother might be responsible, remembering the number of children her mother helped foster. Continue reading “Jen Sookfong Lee’s — The Conjoined *****”