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Book Title: Butterfly Tears|
The size of the: 8.54 MB
Edition: Innana Publications and Education
Date of issue: November 5th 2009
ISBN 13: 9780978223373
The author of the book: Zoë S. Roy
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Fiction. Asian Studies. BUTTERFLY TEARS is a collection of seventeen pieces of short fiction that depict the experiences of Chinese immigrant women facing the challenges of life in a new country. The stories are set in different parts of China, Canada, and to a lesser extent in the United States and examine Chinese women's cross-cultural experiences in North America as well as women's issues and political discrimination in China. The stories, or parts of stories, set in China give the reader interesting glimpses into events such as the cultural revolution and Mao's death.The immigrant experience, the predominant theme, encompasses a number of aspects ranging from issues such as language and food to education. Feminism and changing male/female relationships form another important theme that also runs through many of the stories.
Read information about the authorBorn in China, Zoë S. Roy, an avid reader even during the Cultural Revolution, writes literary fiction with a focus on women’s cross-cultural experiences. She holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education and an M.A. in Atlantic Canada Studies from the University of New Brunswick and Saint Mary’s University. She currently lives in Toronto and teaches with the Essential Skills Upgrading program for the Toronto Public School Board.
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