Celebrating cultural differences as a privilege, Chorus of Mushrooms explores the shifts and collisions of culture through the lives of three generations of women in a Japanese family living in a small town. Author Hiromi Goto demonstrates the clash of cultures through the three women of the novel: a grandmother who refuses to speak English and who hides salted squid in her pockets; a daughter who refuses to speak Japanese and cooks ham with pineapple for special occasions; and a granddaughter who struggles to find a cultural identity somewhere between the two.Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in the Caribbean and Canada Co-Winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award; and winner of the Grant MacEwan College Book Award, Chorus of Mushrooms is a novel that can't be missed.
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The Association of Canadian Publishers
October 02, 2011
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