Denison Avenue

by Daniel Innes and Christina Wong

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What happens when home moves further away from you? How do you find it again?

Weaving memories, the past, and the present, graphic novel-novella Denison Avenue folows 71-year-old Wong Cho Sum, living in Toronto’s Chinatown-Kensington Market. Following the death of her husband Henry, she decides to take up collecting bottles and cans, as a way to deal with her grief.

On her walks through Toronto, Cho Sum reflects on the life that she had with Henry and the one she must rebuild without him, all the while navigating language barriers, how seniors are viewed, and the changes taking place in her neighbourhood and community.

Told in the form of a double-sided book that encompasses a graphic narrative (wordless images) on one side and a series of vignettes, on the other, Denison Avenue combines fiction with local history, weaving past and present, a poignant meditation on grief, loss, and memory.

Publication: Spring 2023

ECW Press

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  • World: ECW Press