Thursday, February 13, 2020
There is much sadness but also much humour and compassion in this book.
A memoir of growing up in a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant family in Coquitlam, challenged by multigenerational untreated mental illness. The family doesn’t believe in conventional medicine. Family members are deeply afraid of the “woo-woo” - Chinese ghosts who can be blamed for viruses, cancer, skin problems and more. There is much sadness but also much humour and compassion in this book. I found it very compelling overall to hear how the author eventually finds her way in the world, away from the woo-woo. (Submitted by Kristen)