Paper Shadows

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Paper Shadows:
A Chinatown Childhood
Paper Shadows book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Wayson Choy
Country Canada
Subject Immigrant generations
Genre Non-fiction, memoir[1]
Publisher Viking Penguin
Publication date
October 1, 1999
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 352 pp.
ISBN 9780312284152

Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Wayson Choy, first published in October 1999 by Viking Press. In the book, the author chronicles his experience growing up as an immigrant in Vancouver's Chinatown in the 1940s and 1950s.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Paper Shadows received shortlist honours for the 2000 "Vancouver City Book Award" and won the 2000 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, Paper Shadows, Book review, Retrieved 11/22/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 2000, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Wayson Choy, Retrieved 11/21/2012

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