Toyo

Toyo

Winner of the 2013 Dobbie Award Toyo learned to ask nothing, to wait and count the days. But they passed and passed and still the doorway remained empty of his deep voice, calling out her name. Blending the intimacy of memoir with an artist’s vision, Toyo is the story of a remarkable woman, a vivid picture of Japan before and after war, and an unpredictable tale of courage and change in today’s Australia. Born into the traditional world of pre-war Osaka, Toyo must always protect the secret of her parents’ true relationship. Her father lives in China with his wife; her unmarried mother runs a café. Toyo and her mother are beautiful and polite, keeping themselves in society’s good graces. Then comes the rain of American bombs. Toyo’s life is uprooted again and again. With each sharp change and painful loss, she becomes more herself and more aware of where she has come from. She finds family and belief, but still clings to her parents’ secret. In Toyo, Lily Chan has pieced together the unconventional shape of her grandmother’s story. Vibrant and ultimately heart-rending, Toyo is the chronicle of an extraordinary life, infused with a granddaughter’s love. Shortlisted, 2013 Colin Roderick Award "This is a beautifully lyrical and compelling voice, infused with deep insight and love" – Alice Pung "Vivid and surprising at every turn” – Amanda Lohrey ‘an exquisite memoir’ - Manly Daily “Colourful, astonishing and intelligent.” - Courier Mail


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Publisher Black Inc.
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ISBN 1921870737
Pages 272 pages
Toyo
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Lily Chan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-22 - Publisher: Black Inc.

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