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Fiction Literary

The Sweetest One

by (author) Melanie Mah

Publisher
Cormorant Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2016
Category
Literary, Contemporary Women, Coming of Age, Family Life, Small Town & Rural
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770864337
    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

Cosmopolitan and curious seventeen-year-old Chrysler Wong suffers from a debilitating fear brought on by belief in a family curse. Three of her siblings have died after turning eighteen and venturing beyond the borders of their tiny rural Alberta town, and the fourth, her favourite, has recently left and is incommunicado. Is she destined to share their fate – or worse, doomed to live a circumscribed life?

About the author

MELANIE MAH was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and currently resides in Toronto. The Sweetest One is her first novel.

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Awards

  • Winner, Trillium Book Award

Editorial Reviews

“With lines and imagery that are as unique as they are beautiful, Melanie Mah has crafted a story of an under-told Canadian experience with deft, humour and so much grit. The Sweetest One introduces us to the Wongs, a tragic Chinese-Canadian family in small town Alberta layered with isolation, anxiety, language and loss. Each member, even as they become absent, is a presence so huge you cannot help but love them. Mah’s work is exciting and exacting and precisely what was missing from CanLit.”

Trillium Book Award Jury Citation

“[The Sweetest One] captivated me … Mah’s writing never lets the reader down right to the last page.”

The Sun-Times

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