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Following the India-China war of 1962, the Chinese Indians (the Hakka), fearing suspicion and hostility, begin to emigrate. Twenty-year-old Jillian Wu leaves Calcutta to marry a man she has never met—Peter Chou, also a Hakka—with much anticipation, only to discover that he is gay. Forced by her husband to keep up the charade of a “normal” marriage, and pressured by her ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 2014 by TSAR Publications
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Nov 19, 2016 Lois rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this account of the clash of cultures between traditional Hakka culture of the Chinese in Calcutta, versus modern Canadian freedom. The homey details add color and interest.
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Picture Bride is set in the 1960s in a Hakka community. Jillian Wu is sent to Canada to marry Peter a man she's never met at the behest of her parents and community. What was at first a cold and uncomfortable marriage turns physically and emotionally violent when Jillian discovers her husband is gay and did not want a wife. Between being a new immigrant, maintaining the illusion of being happily married and isolation is a story about finding your own way.

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C. Fong Hsiung released a novel, Picture Bride, in November 2014 via TSAR Publications now re-branded as Mawenzi House. She also wrote “Alfie,” a short story published by Life Rattle Press for The Totally Unknown Writers Festival 2012, which was also featured in Life Rattle Radio.
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