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.

Anna Quon

Anna Quon writes with compassion and ferocity. Her work explores identity, health and family in poetic, profound and often surprising ways. Low is the follow up to Quon's successful first offering, Migration Songs (Invisible Publishing 2009), which was shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award. She lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

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"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

“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

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