The author of the jade peony explains why it took him 18 years to write his novel about vancouver's chinatown. The two essays “i'm a banana and proud of it” by wayson choy and “why my mother can't speak english” by garry engkent had similar topics.
Wayson choy's life-affirming new memoir not yet describes his near-death experiences and the ghosts they summoned just part of our spring.
Wayson choy was born in vancouver in 1939 at the age of 56, during the publicity tour for his first novel, the jade peony, choy discovered that he had been.
Wayson choy emerged foremost among chinese canadian fiction writers for his novel, the jade peony (1995), an inter-generational saga.