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Fiction Asian American

Silver Repetition

A Novel

by (author) Lily Wang

House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Feb 2024
Asian American, Contemporary Women, Coming of Age
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2024
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2024
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Having left China for Canada with her parents as a child, Yuè Yuè yearns to discover who she is as she nears the end of her degree and starts a new relationship. In urgent poetic fragments, she seeks common ground with her Canadian-born younger sister and grieves the cousin she lost touch with back home. Meanwhile, her date ghosts her, and her mother’s illness advances like snow. On a walk in the woods, Yuè Yuè sees a little girl digging in the mud, but when she peeks behind the curtain of black hair, her own face stares back, haunting her.

In endless perfect loops of memory and dream, loss and return, Silver Repetition tenderly illuminates the fullness of identity despite fractures in language, culture, and relationships.

About the author

LILY WANG was born in Shanghai, China, and immigrated to Canada at the age of six. They have an MA in English and creative writing from the University of Toronto. They live in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

Silver Repetition is unique in its offering … It does not look in a single direction but is a journey that explodes beyond present, waking life.

PRISM international

Full of admirable risks in language and form.