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Gold Mountain Blues [Paperback]

Ling Zhang
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Aug. 7 2012

A sweeping, tragic novel spanning five generations and two continents

Gold Mountain Blues is a rich saga chronicling the lives of five generations of a Chinese family from Guangdong Province, which are transformed by the promise of a better life in Gold Mountain, the Chinese name for Canada’s majestic West Coast.

In 1879, 16-year-old Fong Tak-Fat boards a ship to Canada determined to make a life for himself and to support his family back home. He will blast rocks for the Pacific Railway, launder linens for his countrymen, and save every penny he makes to reunite his family because his heart remains in China. From the 1860s to the present day, Gold Mountain Blues relates the struggles and sacrifices of the labourers who built the Canadian Pacific Railway and who laid the groundwork for the evolution of the modern Chinese-Canadian identity.

A novel about family, hope, and sacrifice, Gold Mountain Blues is a marvellous saga from a remarkable new Canadian voice.


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"There are few writers who can fuse the stories of China and those of foreign lands together as seamlessly as Ling Zhang. This reflects her value as a writer and the value of her works ... I believe Ling Zhang will become an outstanding one among those Chinese writers who persevere in using Chinese language in their writings while living overseas." - Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

About the Author

Ling Zhang is the author of four novels and three collections of short stories. She was born in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, China, in 1957 and later moved to Wenzhou with her parents. She graduated from Fudan University with a major in English and moved to Canada in 1986. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Calgary and currently lives in Toronto.


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4.0 out of 5 stars From the other side. May 12 2013
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It was refreshing to read this book about Chinese migrants coming to Canada from the viewpoint of a Chinese born writer. Her perception and look of local history compliments those of Canadian born Chinese.
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