New Shoots 16

16The pieces in this anthology shine a lot of light on relationships with one’s self and with other people. The short piece “Tiny Giants” is an attempt in understanding mental illness. “To Taiwan, 1949” chronicles a family’s struggles as they escape communist China after the Civil War. “The Bus Ride” explores the relationship between a granddaughter and a grandmother whose memory is slipping away. “Vancouver Autumn” paints a serene fall in the city. The short lines in “The Way You Turn” emphasize the speed of movement.