How does Toronto’s Chinatown inspire author Wayne Ng? Let's find out...
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome back. I’m very excited to have Wayne Ng as a guest on this week's episode of all about canadian books. Wayne is an award-winning short story and travel writer, a school social worker who loves to write, travel, eat and play—preferably all at the same time. We discussed his 2nd novel Letters From Johnny which was published by Guernica Editions.
It's 1970. Johnny Wong is in grade 5. A lonely boy who tries to stickhandle a neighbourhood of immigrants and draft dodgers. Johnny’s world unravels after a murder, a betrayal, and the unexpected emergence of a family member, ALL THIS as he tries to make sense of the FLQ crisis. His only solace are letters to a penpal, then to Dave Keon, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Letters From Johnny is a charming and fun read. This novel made me smile A LOT!
To learn more about Wayne and to check out his fantastic travel pictures
Letters From Johnny Book Trailer