Two Trees Make A Forest

Two Trees Make A Forest

In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts

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"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.
Publisher: Canada : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780735239579
0735239576
Branch Call Number: 971.0049925 LEE
Characteristics: xviii, 282 pages : map, genealogical table ; 21 cm

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ontherideau Jan 18, 2021

Under martial law in Taiwan between 1949-1987 owning binoculars could be construed as an act of espionage. Imagine living under such restriction. Jessica Lee writes her account of being neither one culture nor another, taking readers through the culture, natural world and geology of her maternal ... Read More »


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ontherideau Jan 18, 2021

Under martial law in Taiwan between 1949-1987 owning binoculars could be construed as an act of espionage. Imagine living under such restriction. Jessica Lee writes her account of being neither one culture nor another, taking readers through the culture, natural world and geology of her maternal homeland.

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