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Author Lee, Jessica J., 1986- author
Title Two trees make a forest : in search of my family's past among Taiwan's mountains and coasts / Jessica J. Lee
Imprint New York, NY : Catapult, [2020]
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  971 L5133 2020    DUE 11-12-22  -  30500101567447
Descript xviii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published: London : Virago, 2019 (ISBN 9780349011066 hardback)(titled: Two trees make a forest: on memory, migration, and taiwan)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282)
"Combining an immersive exploration of nature with captivatingly beautiful prose, Jessica J. Lee embarks on a journey to discover her family's forgotten history and to connect with the island they once called home Taiwan is an island of extremes: towering mountains, lush forests, and barren escarpment. Between shifting tectonic plates and a history rife with tension, the geographical and political landscape is forever evolving. After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather's life, Jessica J. Lee seeks to piece together the fragments of her family's history as they moved from China to Taiwan, and then on to Canada. But as she navigates the tumultuous terrain of Taiwan, Lee finds herself having to traverse fissures in language, memory, and history, as she searches for the pieces of her family left behind. Interlacing a personal narrative with Taiwan's history and terrain, Two Trees Make a Forest is an intimate examination of the human relationship with geography and nature, and offers an exploration of one woman's search for history and belonging amidst an ever-shifting landscape."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Lee, Jessica J., 1986-
Lee, Jessica J., 1986- -- Family
Lee, Jessica J., 1986- -- Travel -- Taiwan
Taiwanese -- Canada -- Biography
Adult children of immigrants -- Canada -- Biography
Taiwan -- History -- 20th century
Alt Title Two trees make a forest: on memory, migration, and taiwan
Two trees make a forest: travels among Taiwan's mountains & coasts in search of my family's past
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