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The woo-woo : how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons, and my crazy Chinese family, Lindsay Wong

Label
The woo-woo : how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons, and my crazy Chinese family
Title
The woo-woo
Title remainder
how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons, and my crazy Chinese family
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Wong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family whose members blamed their woes on ghosts and demons when in fact they should have been on anti-psychotic meds. Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the "woo-woo"-Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo's sinister effects; at the age of six, she found herself living in the food court of her suburban mall, which her mother saw as a safe haven because they could hide there from dead people, and on a camping trip, her mother tried to light Lindsay's foot on fire to rid her of the woo-woo. The eccentricities take a dark turn, however, when her aunt, suffering from a psychotic breakdown, holds the city of Vancouver hostage for eight hours when she threatens to jump off a bridge. And when Lindsay herself starts to experience symptoms of the woo-woo herself, she wonders whether she will suffer the same fate as her family. On one hand a witty and touching memoir about the Asian immigrant experience, and on the other a harrowing and honest depiction of the vagaries of mental illness, The Woo-Woo is a gut-wrenching and beguiling manual for surviving family, and oneself
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1987-
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Wong, Lindsay
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wong, Lindsay
  • Wong, Lindsay
  • Wong, Lindsay
  • Wong, Lindsay
  • Chinese Canadians
  • Psychoses
  • Psychoses
Label
The woo-woo : how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons, and my crazy Chinese family, Lindsay Wong
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045292934
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781551527369
Label
The woo-woo : how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons, and my crazy Chinese family, Lindsay Wong
Publication
Control code
000045292934
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781551527369

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