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"Jade Peony" revisions and letter to Larry Wong

File consists of revisions to chapter 15 and the title pages of "The Jade Peony". File also includes two versions of a letter from Wayson Choy to Larry Wong, discussing the upcoming release of "The Jade Peony", his work at Humber College, retirement plans, health updates, and nerves about publishing a novel.

Wayson Choy Short stories, drafts, sources and notations

File includes drafts of several short stories, notes and lists of sources and notations. Some of the short stories may have been adapted for inclusion in "The Jade Peony". Short stories include: "Bones", "Chop Stew", "Crazy Words", "Dancing Warriors", "Soldiers All", "Forever", "The Ghost Table", "Gold Rush", "Neighbours", "Library Blues", "Luck", "I=Me", "Mo No" (this is a new version of "Judges' Choice" which was submitted for a 1992 short story contest),"Cookies", "Old Lem", "Sacrifice" (other versions of this story are titled, "Them"), "Secrets", "The Singer, Not the Song", "Sister! Sister!" "Monkey Man", "Washing" and "The Girl Who Bled to Death". File also includes excerpts from "Dubliners" by James Joyce and "Translations", a poem by Wing Tek Lum.

Wayson Choy professional correspondence

  • HC01 WC-WC3-WC3-DISC-010
  • File
  • 23 November - 19 December 1996
  • Part of Wayson Choy fonds

File consists of letters and drafts of letters written by Wayson Choy. Includes a letter to Patsy Aldana at Douglas & McIntyre regarding an offer for a sequel to "The Jade Peony" and a letter to Iona Wishaw and her class at Vancouver Technical Secondary School.

"A Christmas Memory" - drafts and revisions

File consists of various drafts of "A Christmas Story", published in the 21 December 1996 issue of the Globe and Mail. Third draft includes a note from Wayson to the Arts Editor of the Globe and Mail. Story is dedicated, "In memory of Nancy Cole, Thomas Cottwell".

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