Migration Songs

By Anna Quon

Migration Songs
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Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend’s death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience ... Read more


Overview

Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend’s death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience full of humour and grace.

"A strong debut from a new hopeful voice. "The Coast

“Quon writes with a great deal of humour, and she spins a good yarn. ”Quill & Quire

Anna Quon

Anna Quon is a Mad, mixed-race poet and novelist. She facilitates writing workshops, particularly for the mental health community. Her first novel, Migration Songs, was shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award, and her second, Low, is set in Nova Scotia's largest psychiatric hospital. Anna lives in Halifax. Learn more at annaquon.ca
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Awards

  • Dartmouth Book Award 2010, Short-listed

Reviews

“Quon writes with a great deal of humour, and she spins a good yarn. ”Quill & Quire

"A strong debut from a new hopeful voice. "The Coast

"Anna Quon’s debut novel Migration Songs tackles two weighty subjects. .. the hidden lives of immigrants and the lonely isolation of mental illness, and she steps up to the challenge with grace and sensitivity. "Atlantic Books Today

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