The Better MotherBook - 2011
In 1958, 8-year-old Danny Lim, on an errand to buy cigarettes for his father, bumps into burlesque dancer Miss Val behind a nightclub in Vancouver's Chinatown. Danny is enraptured with her sequined garters and silk robe, and Val, touched by his fascination gives him a pack of cigarettes and her silk belt. Years later, Danny spends his days working as a wedding photographer and his nights cruising Stanley Park. He realizes the key to understanding himself lies in his connection to Miss Val, and he is determined to find her. Set mostly in Vancouver in 1982, when HIV/AIDS was spreading rapidly.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2011
Branch Call Number: FIC Lee 3564
Characteristics: 350 p