Title: Waiting for Saskatchewan. First Edition, paperback.
Publisher:  Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1985, ISBN:0888010966
Seller ID: 101877
WAH, Fred. Waiting for Saskatchewan. (Winnipeg): Turnstone Press, 1985. First Printing. Pp. (10),1-96,(6). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. Winner of the 1985 Governor General'sAward for English-Language Poetry. "Waiting for Saskatchwan blends poetry and prose in four-part harmony. Wah interprets memory -- a journey to Chinaand Japan, his father's experience as a Chinese immigrant in small Canadia n towns, images from childhood -- to locate the influence of genealogy. Theprocession of narrative reveals Wah's own attempts to find 'the relief of exotic identity'." Contents: 1. from "Breathin' My Name With a Sigh" (pp. 1-28); 2. "Grasp the Sparrow's Tail" (pp. 29-56); 3. "Elite" (pp. 57-72) [which Michael Ondaatje deems to be "stunning and rare", as per rear cover blurb]; 4. "This Dendrite Map: Father/Mother Haibun" (pp. 73-96). Very good. With GG sticker to front cover. Due to its small size, shipping costs shouldbe cheaper than quoted. 15.00