An updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian.
Featuring the Journey Prize-shortlisted story, “How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?”
When asked in an interview about the Shanghai Sharks, the team that shaped his formative sporting years, Chinese basketball star Yao Ming responded, “how does a single blade of grass thank the sun?”. This collection of stories explores the personal and political histories of young Asian Canadian characters to explain their unique perspectives of the world, artfully fusing pure delusion and abstract perception with heartbreaking reality.
Doretta Lau’s stories feature the children and grandchildren of immigrants, transnational adoptees and multiracial adults who came of age in the 1990s – all struggling to find a place in the Western world and using the only language they know to express their hopes, fears and expectations.
Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country’s greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.