How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

eBook - 2014
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Building on the success of the Journey Prize-shortlisted title story, the stories of How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? present an updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian. Lau alludes to the personal and political histories of a number of young Asian Canadian characters to explain their unique perspectives of the world, artfully fusing pure delusion and abstract perception with heartbreaking reality. Correspondingly, the book's title refers to an interview with Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, who when asked about the Shanghai Sharks, the team that shaped his formative sporting years, responded, ?How does a single blade of grass thank the sun?" Lau's stories feature the children and grandchildren of immigrants, transnational adoptees and multiracial adults who came of age in the 1990s?all struggling to find a place in the Western world and using the only language they know to express their hopes, fears and expectations.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Harbour Publishing, 2014.
ISBN: 9780889712997
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Oct 16, 2015

I don't normally read short stories, but was glad I read this one. She is a very good writer and one to watch.

Meeseeks Sep 29, 2014

Heard the book profiled on the radio, and decided to check it out.
Very well written short stories ranging from characters receiving texts from their future selves to the exploits of a youth gang.


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WVMLlibrarianTara Nov 26, 2014

“Our friendship was a habit, like smoking or biting one’s nails to the quick.”


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