Kiam-Kim is three years old when he arrives by ship at Gold Mountain with his father and his grandmother, Poh-Poh, the Old One. It is , and because of. Summary. “A new book from Choy is an event. His writing has a quiet integrity and an exquisite grace.”–Maclean’s Winner of the Trillium Book Award. All that matters by wayson choy. NATASHA LEMIRE-WAITE. Vancouver Chinatown ‘s – 40’s. Immigrating to Canada. Kiam-Kims.

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This story hangs together very well. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The air tasted of burning coal.

All That Matters

Isn’t it disgusting that even today humans segregate by vision?! While this was undeniably a good book, I wonder if I would rather read this book before or after the Jade Peony. Aug 06, Janice Montgomery rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 25 July Six months later, cho sailed on an Empress steamer and landed in Victoria, then headed to Vancouver to settle in the Chinatown rooms that Third Uncle had rented for the three of us in a building on East Pender Street, just half a block from his warehouses on Shanghai Alley.

Kiam-Kim simply longs to fit into this new land.

All That Matters illustrates these problems quite vividly. Not simply a coming-of-age story, but an insight into the perceptions of a child as he grows up trying to cope with his inherited dual-nationality, insofar as to realize one for himself.

Jun 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. From his earliest years, Kiam-Kim is deeply conscious of his responsibility to maintain the family’s honor and to set an example for his younger siblings. To read about how other cultures mastered successful parenting, and, by contrast, what we have lost in North America is enlightening and sad at the same time.

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In their new life, there is a constant struggle cgoy balance the new Gold Mountain ideas with the old traditions and knowledge of China.

Summaries and Excerpts: All that matters : a novel / Wayson Choy.

Ancient tradition, modern troubles, racial tension, and the struggles of immigrants to fit into a new As soon as I found out Wayson Choy wrote a sequel to, “The Jade Peony,” Magters immediately downloaded it and started reading.

Born in Vancouver inWayson Choy has spent much of his life engaged in teaching and writing in Toronto. Youth always struggle to fit in with their surroundings, finding their place in a changing world. What I enjoyed was to notice the imp It is interesting to me to notice that lately I am reading, not as a generic reader as I have always done, but as a developmental psychologist wayxon especially with my eye on the theme of attachment.

First published in by Doubleday Canadait is the sequel waayson his debut novelThe Jade Peonyand was nominated for the Giller Prize. I wanted this to expand on the first a little bit more than it tthat. Apart from this stuff of attachment, the book was thoroughly enjoyable and interesting.

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Perhaps this can be better related to males who read this book, but as prov A Canadian great! At last, to greet the approaching Vancouver skyline, the ship blasted its horn. However, Choy has written a remarkable second novel. As I pressed a hand over each small ear to dim the assault of squawking gulls, fragments of living sky swirled and plunged into the waste spewing from the ship’s belly, and the sun broke through.


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Place a Hold You must be logged in first. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Holes in the histories of certain characters were filled in like the lives of the Stepmother and Po-Po. He is pulled in both directions while he works to find a comfortable medium. Meanwhile, China is suffering during the Japanese invasion of Manchuriaand soon the whole world is at war.

Kiam Kim wants to believe in the things his grandmother is telli Ahhh, what to say about this much anticipated sequel to Choy’s ”The Jade Peony”?

This is one of those books that you read and there really isn’t anything huge or exciting about it but you still never want to put it down. But I was not thinking of trains. waysoon

Once again, Choy paints an irresistible portrait of Vancouver’s Chinatown in the 30s and 40s. The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. Dec 23, Lisa Llamrei rated it it was amazing Matyers Author of the Jade Peony, this novel is apparently a sequel. I was not disappointed.