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Author visits Campbell River Community Centre

A Cowherd in Paradise is the true story of Wong Guey Dang (1902–1983) and Jiang Tew Thloo (1911–2002).

Married for over half a century, the couple was forced to live apart for 25 years because of Canada’s exclusionary immigration laws. In China, Ah Thloo survived natural disasters, wars, and revolutions; while in Canada, Ah Dang overcame discrimination to become a successful Montreal restaurateur. Set against the backdrop of China’s turbulent march toward becoming an economic leader, this is a moving tale of one couple’s search for love, family, and forgiveness.

Join author May Q. Wong for a reading and talk from her new book A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Campbell River Community Center’s upstairs lounge.

“Required reading for anyone who cares about citizenship and human rights.” —Jan Wong, author of Red China Blues.

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