"Szanto has created a fictional world of remarkable scope and depth, exploring family, science, poetry and the nature of storytelling itself. He casts a wide net, but his joy in the undertaking is palpable and infectious, making an epic journey feel like light lifting." —The Coastal Spectator
Whatever Lola Wants is a story about stories, about families and relationships, and about the ways we can change and the things we must endure.
The daughter of Chinese immigrants to Canada, May's first book, A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada is a powerful memoir that recounts her parents' marriage and the 25 years they were forced to spend apart. It is an important account of the impact of the Canadian head-tax on the Chinese.
May and her husband love to travel, and she dedicates her time to writing about the people they meets and places they see. She can often be found at literary events around BC, and she is currently working on her second novel. Visit her at mayqwong.shawwebspace.ca/.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada
through the Canada Book Fund (CBF), a part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.