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That time I loved you : stories

Author: Carrianne Leung
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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In a shiny new subdivision in 1970s Toronto, Marilyn greets new neighbors with fresh-baked cookies before she starts stealing from them. Stay-at-home-wife Francesca believes passion is just one yard away, only in the arms of another man. And Darren doesn't understand why his mother insists he keep his head down, even though he gets good grades like his white friends. When a series of inexplicable suicides begin to
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carrianne Leung
ISBN: 9781631495526 1631495526
OCLC Number: 1057238835
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Grass --
Flowers --
Fences --
Treasure --
Wheels --
Kiss --
Things --
Sweets --
Rain --
That time I loved you.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Carrianne Leung.

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In a shiny new subdivision in 1970s Toronto, Marilyn greets new neighbors with fresh-baked cookies before she starts stealing from them. Stay-at-home-wife Francesca believes passion is just one yard away, only in the arms of another man. And Darren doesn't understand why his mother insists he keep his head down, even though he gets good grades like his white friends. When a series of inexplicable suicides begin to haunt their community, no one is more fascinated by the terrible phenomenon than young June. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she sits hawk-eyed at the center, bearing witness to the truth behind pulled curtains: the affairs, the racism, the hidden abuses.

In this collection of short stories, all based in a shiny new subdivision in 1970s Toronto, Leung explores the community's cultural diversity and swallowed secrets. Thefts, passion, suicides, affairs, racism, hidden abuses... is there any happiness among these picket-fenced lives? -- Adapted from jacket

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