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Hilary Tham
ISBN: 978-0-89410-542-5
1987/119 pages


This is the volume that first presented Hilary Tham's unique voice to the world literary scene. Described vividly and compassionately, Tham's colorful cast of characters includes a Cantonese grandfather who repaired ships under water, but now refuses to go into the sea; a strong-willed grandmother with bound feet but an unbounded mind; and a mother who arranges a marriage between her long-dead daughter and the now deceased boy who attended her viewing ceremony.