Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and a Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend’s death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience full of humour and grace.
Anna Quon writes with honesty and compassion, drawing from her own experience growing up half-Chinese on Canada’s East Coast.
“A strong debut from a new hopeful voice.” — The Coast
“Quon writes with a great deal of humour, and she spins a good yarn.” — Quill & Quire
“Anna Quon’s debut novel Migration Songs tackles two weighty subjects… the hidden lives of immigrants and the lonely isolation of mental illness, and she steps up to the challenge with grace and sensitivity.” — Atlantic Books Today