Loop of Jade

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There is a Chinese proverb that says: ‘It is more profitable to raise geese than daughters.’ But geese, like daughters, know the obligation to return home. In her exquisite first collection, Sarah Howe explores a dual heritage, journeying back to Hong Kong in search of her roots.

With extraordinary range and power, the poems build into a meditation on hybridity, intermarriage and love – what meaning we find in the world, in art, and in each other. Crossing the bounds of time, race and language, this is an enthralling exploration of self and place, of migration and inheritance, and introduces an unmistakable new voice in British poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherChatto & Windus
Number of pages80
ISBN (Electronic)9781448190683
ISBN (Print)9780701188696
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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