Denison Avenue

Denison Avenue

Daniel Innes (CA)

  • $24.79
    Unit price per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.


Shortlisted for 2024 Canada Reads

Finalist for the 2024 Carnegie Medals for Excellence through the American Library Association

A moving story told in visual art and fiction about gentrification, aging in place, grief, and vulnerable Chinese Canadian elders

Bringing together ink artwork and fiction, Denison Avenue by Daniel Innes (illustrations) and Christina Wong (text) follows the elderly Wong Cho Sum, who, living in Toronto’s gentrifying Chinatown–Kensington Market, begins to collect bottles and cans after the sudden loss of her husband as a way to fill her days and keep grief and loneliness at bay. In her long walks around the city, Cho Sum meets new friends, confronts classism and racism, and learns how to build a life as a widow in a neighborhood that is being destroyed and rebuilt, leaving elders like her behind.

A poignant meditation on loss, aging, gentrification, and the barriers that Chinese Canadian seniors experience in big cities, Denison Avenue beautifully combines visual art, fiction, and the endangered Toisan dialect to create a book that is truly unforgettable.

Product details

ISBN-13: 9781770417151

Number of pages: 328

Format: Paperback / softback With flaps

Imprint: ECW Press

English en