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Banana Boys Paperback – Sep 22 2005

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  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Cormorant Books (Sept. 22 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896332218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896332215
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #682,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The prose is lively and often hilarious, and the pace is as up-to-the-minute as you’d expect … In delineating the banana boys’ families, Woo provides us with the complex history of the Chinese in Canada in microcosm.” (Vancouver Sun)

Banana Boys is about Canadian-born hosers of Chinese descent and the minute details of their relationships with their loved ones … These are characters I’ve met in real life, but until now, never in the pop media.” (Rice Paper)

“Woo’s perceptions of this subculture of men are self-deprecating, edgy, and triumphant, rendering Banana Boys a must-read for all Asian Americans.” (Yolk Magazine)

“Woo’s characters, with all their quirks, quickly become endearing … they are the kinds of Asians that one can only hope to start seeing in popular culture. God knows that we’re sick and tired of being portrayed as goons and chopsockey heroes.” (Ubyssey)

About the Author

Terry Woo is a Banana Boy. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he has drifted from Toronto, Seattle, New York and San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario with a degree in Systems Design Engineering, and one in Psychology. He enjoys hockey, jazz, baking lasagna, spinning breakbeats and trance breaks, nice beaches, California and imbibing mass quantities of Molson’s products. His first novel, Banana Boys, was shortlisted for the 1999 Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (ACWW) Emerging Writers Award. In the fall of 2004, a theatre adaption of the novel was produced by the fu-GEN Asian Canadian theatre company.

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