FIND­ING MR. WONG

By Su­san Crean

Canada's History - - BOOKS -

Su­san Crean’s mem­oir Find­ing Mr. Wong chron­i­cles her ef­fort to piece to­gether the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and house­keeper to her Ir­ish-Cana­dian fam­ily. A Chi­nese head tax payer hired by Crean’s grand­fa­ther in 1928, Wong Dong Wong re­mained on the job fol­low­ing Gor­don Crean’s death in 1947. The book is an im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion to a grow­ing body of writ­ings that il­lu­mi­nate the lives of peo­ple si­lenced or oth­er­wise negated by my­opic his­tory.

$19.95. PA­PER­BACK. 272 PGS. PUB­LISHED 2018 ISBN 9781772011944 TALONBOOKS

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