The Yellow Pear

This book was published in 1997 by Arsenal Pulp Press/Burnaby Art Gallery.

Gu Xiong came to Canada from China to find freedom and a new life, but with it came the uneasy feeling of being a stranger in a strange land, with customs, attitudes, and ways of living far different from what he and his family had known in China. The Yellow Pear is a collection of deeply personal narratives (appearing in both English and Chinese) and illustrations about life in his adopted country, a life which resonates with the past he left behind. In these disarmingly simple words and images, which connect community to personal identity, Gu seeks to find his own place in the world.

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