What We All Long For
A Novel by Dionne Brand
- Published: Jul 31, 2020
Gripping at times, heartrending at others, What We All Long For is an ode to a generation of longing and identity, and to the rhythms and pulses of a city and its burgeoning, questioning youth. Dionne Brand's multicultural infusion follows the stories... read more
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Details of What We All Long For
- Exact title of the book
- What We All Long For
- Book author
- Dionne Brand
- St. Martin's Publishing Group
- Nov 25, 2008
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- 3024 kB
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Gripping at times, heartrending at others, What We All Long For is an ode to a generation of longing and identity, and to the rhythms and pulses of a city and its burgeoning, questioning youth. Dionne Brand's multicultural infusion follows the stories of a close circle of twenty-something second-generations living in downtown Torontoand the secrets they hide from their families. Tuyen is a lesbian avant-garde artist and the daughter of Vietnamese parents who've never recovered from losing one of their children while in the rush to flee Vietnam in the 1970s.
She rejects her immigrant family's hard-won lifestyle, and instead lives in a rundown apartment with friendseach of whom is grappling with their own familial complexities and heartache. Tuyen is love with her best friend Carla, a biracial bicycle courier. Oku is a jazz-loving poet who, unbeknowst to his Jamaican-born parents, has dropped out of college.
He is tormented by his unrequited love for Jackie, a gorgeous black woman who runs a hiphop clothing store. Meanwhile, Tuyen's lost brother, Quynow a criminal in the Thai underworldsets out for Toronto to find his long-lost family. Gripping at times, heart-wrenching at others, Dionne Brand's What We All Long For is a story of identity, love and lossthe universal experience of being human, and discovering the nature of our longing.
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