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Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Reminiscing, Crean writes, “I grew up in Mr. Wong’s kitchen …”

A Chinese Head Tax payer hired by Crean’s grandfather in 1928, Wong Dong Wong remained on the job following Gordon Crean’s
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 2018 by Talonbooks
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Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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There is so much of our history that is glossed over when it paints an unflattering picture. Ms Crean did a good job of weaving general history with personal history. Sometimes there were bit and pieces that didn’t seem to fit but overall I felt that the author managed to tell the story effectively. I enjoyed reading and learning about Mr. Wong’s experiences, Chinese immigrant experiences and history as well as some Canadian history.
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An intelligently-written book combining family history (two families), the history of emigrations, and how immigrants find their ways through difficulties personal and political. An excellent read.
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Susan Crean is a cultural critic, author, and activist. A writer for over 30 years, Crean's expertise is in Canadian history, art and culture, topics on which she has written extensively.

She has been a pioneer of creative non-fiction in Canada, and is the author of seven books, the first, 'Who’s Afraid of Canadian Culture', appearing in 1976. Her next major work, 'The Laughing One – A Journey to
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“Memories of beloved places - not necessarily places we lived in for a long time but places we were attached to - are the ones we remember in most vivid detail.” 0 likes
“Cemeteries are deceptive places. You go there for quiet remembering and find yourself assailed by noisy questions. If Mr. Wong didn't turn his back on his homeland, if he didn't forget it or forsake it, what then did he feel about becoming a Canadian citizen? Was it a statement of belonging?” 0 likes
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