Willow Leaf, Maple Leaf . . . is a novel that weaves fantasy
and cultural myth into a story about immigration, moral
and sexual dilemmas, and cultural and gender barriers.
Willow Leaf is a dazzlingly beautiful Chinese woman who
is smuggled to Vancouver, Canada. While working at a factory
and at a massage parlor?aand through several extramarital
affairs?aWillow Leaf realizes that survival in a different
country might mean a compromise of morals. When her husband
visits her, she realizes that he is not as she remembers
him. He, in turn, refuses the money she offers him and her
request for him to move their family to Canada, and returns
to China alone. Eventually, Willow Leaf finds new wealth
and new love with an elderly man and has her own successful
business. But can Willow Leaf truly leave her love for her
family and China behind?