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A multi-cultural infusion following a close circle of second-generation 20-somethings in downtown Toronto and the secrets they hide. Tuyen, a lesbian avant-garde artist and daughter of Vietnamese parents is in love with her best friend Carla, a bi-racial bicycle courier.Oku, a poet who unbeknownst to his Jamaican family has dropped out of college is tormented by unrequited love for Jackie, who runs a hip-hop store. Quy is Tuyen's long-lost brother, whose first person narrative describes the horror of Vietnamese refugee camps and his journey to Toronto change Tuyen's life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312377717
ISBN-10: 0312377711
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand won the Governor General's Award for poetry and the Trillium Award in 1997 for" Land to Light On." In 2003 she won the Pat Lowther Award for poetry for her book "thirsty." Her novels include "In Another Place, Not Here" and "At the Full and Change of the Moon." She lives in Toronto.

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