Jenny Heijun Wills

In Conversation with Carrianne Leung

Location
CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, M5S 2R4

Tony Hewer, thewer@kofflerarts.org

Jenny Heijun Wills was born in Korea and adopted as an infant into a white family in small-town Canada. In her late twenties, she reconnected with her first family and returned to Seoul. In her breathtaking new memoir, Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related, Wills traces her heartrending journey of reunion with her Korean mother, father, siblings, and extended family. Delving into gender, class, racial and ethnic complexities, the book describes in visceral lyrical prose the painful ripple effects that follow a child’s removal from a family and the rewards that flow from both struggle and forgiveness. Wills will appear in conversation with Toronto novelist Carrianne Leung (The Wondrous Woo and That Time I Loved You.)

Co-presented by Diaspora Dialogues and with the support of Penguin Random House Canada.

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