In the lead up to Canada Day, it is fitting to reflect on how many of us in Canada are immigrants or descended from immigrants.
This month we’ve chosen for you China Dog and Other Stories by Judy Fong Bates, as recommended by guest reader Shyam Selvadurai.
With a focus on the Chinese community in Canada, the eight stories in China Dog evoke the role that home and memory play in our lives. Bates’ characters are caught between the life they left behind in China and the harsh realities of their new life in Canada. They remind us of the universal longing for understanding and acceptance.