Chorus of Mushrooms
Chorus of Mushrooms won a 1995 Commonwealth Writers Prize and was co-winner of the 1996 Canada-Japan Book Award. This book heralds the debut of a young Japanese Canadian feminist, Hiromi Goto. Until the publication of ‘Chorus of Mushrooms’ in 1994, the primary voice heard from Japanese Canadians was that of the people interned during World War II. Hiromi Goto examines the immigration experience of the Japanese Canadian beyond war and into present day Alberta. Celebrating cultural differences as a privilege, this novel explores the shifts and collisions of culture through the lives of three generations of women in a Japanese family living in a small prairie town.