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The Jade Peony

January 2009

"An exquisite novel ...The craftmanship is glorious."

Globe and Mail, Jan 1, 2009
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The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony

January 2009

"A true and touching insight into a largely unrecorded wartime world ... A genuine contribution to history as well as to fiction."

Margaret Drabble, Jan 1, 2009
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The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony

January 2009

"In China, [Choy] tells us, a figure called the 'dark storyteller' reveals 'hidden things not seen in the glare of daylight.' Working in a new country and a new context, Wayson Choy has deftly continued that tradition...a fine debut novel."

New York Times, Jan 1, 2009
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The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony

January 2009

"Lyrical and moving."

Books in Canada, Jan 1, 2009
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The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony

January 2009

"One of the finest works of fiction yet to break the silence that surrounds so many ... immigrant communities."

Maclean's, Jan 1, 2009
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The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony

January 2009

"A book that is richly peopled with eccentric and complex characters ... calls to mind David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars, with the conflicts of loyalty and love and the poisoned ethnic hatred."

St. Louis Post Dispatch, Jan 1, 2009
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