by Anne Azel
Gold Mountain has a unique and distinctive Canadian flavour which embraces the cultural diversity found in Canada today. It is the story of two women ... Show synopsis Gold Mountain has a unique and distinctive Canadian flavour which embraces the cultural diversity found in Canada today. It is the story of two women, not only on opposite ends of our cultural scale but also on opposite ends of our Justice scale. It is the story of Kelly, the daughter of the concubine of a Chinese immigrant to Canada, and her struggle to find her place in both the Caucasian and Chinese world, both of which prefer their women heterosexual. It is the story of Jane, a woman who appears to have found her place in the world, but in fact her place is waiting to be discovered. Discovering for Jane and a place for Kelly comes as a result of the night that Kelly's half-brother, her father's only son, an indulged young man, is murdered. The author is skilled at writing both Kelly and Jane's voices and the impact is considerable. Easily, the reader is led from one POV to the other solely by how the voices are written.