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"Prairie Showdown: The Diary of Wong Joe-on" is the sixth story released in the short story collection, Hoping for Home. It was written by Paul Yee, whom previously wrote Blood and Iron for I Am Canada. The story was followed by "In the Silence of My Heart."

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"Wong Joe-on leaves his mother in China to join his father—a man he's never met—in Canada. He can't understand why his father would not have settled in Vancouver's busy Chinese community, but instead runs a makeshift café in a small Saskatchewan town."

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Main article: Paul Yee

Paul Yee is a Chinese-Canadian author and historian. His work focuses on the "Chinese experience in Canada," which includes Ghost Train, Roses Sing on New Snow, Tales from Gold Mountain, and Saltwater City: An Illustrated History of the Chinese in Vancouver. Yee contributed Blood and Iron to the I Am Canada series. He was born in Saskatchewan and raised in Vancouver's Chinatown.[1]

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  1. Hoping for Home, About the Authors, page 242

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