Is He My Son

A trafficked Chinese child, discovered and lost again

A traffic accident exposes a baby abduction from twenty years ago in China.

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Is He My Son

A traffic accident exposes a baby abduction from twenty years ago in China.

Because of the accident, Lucy and Wei find out that their beloved twenty-year-old son, An’an, is not their biological child.

But who is An’an and where are his biological parents? How did he become a family member?

And what happened to their “real” son who Lucy delivered at a Canadian hospital?

Lucy goes back to China, to the hometown of the nanny who had taken care of her son, only to find out the nanny died years ago.

Now there are thousands of questions Lucy needs answers too, but by far the hardest one is whether the close and loving family Lucy and Wei worked so hard to build can ever feel like a “real” family again.

“If you liked the movie Parasite give this book a try,” said a reviewer on NetGalley.

What readers say about the book🧐

What a touching and well written story. The book was incredibly engaging from the very beginning and I could barely put it down, covering a variety of topics like child trafficking, society, culture and human nature. The author tells the story so smoothly and the fate of An'an was catching, leaving you feeling breathless. I loved the detailed descriptions of local Chinese food, the incorporation of traditional sayings and the cultural differences between China and Canada.Having a similar immigration story as Lucy and Wei, and the same experience of sending my son to China with my parents due to my studying, I can't empathize more for Lucy and her journey. I'm so glad I read this book -- I only wish it didn't end so soon.


(Amazon Review)
About the Author


Lin Chang is an established Chinese-Canadian writer. Among her novels, Toronto After the Snow was adapted into a popular Chinese TV series, and Beijing Youth, named one of Ten Best Asian Novels by Asia Weekly, was also adapted into award-winning, popular Chinese television show with a viewership of over one hundred million. Lin lives in Toronto, where she enjoys sharing inspirational quotes and funny stories with her one million followers on Weibo (China’s Twitter), dancing, and cooking for her family.

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A traffic accident exposes a baby abduction from twenty years ago in China.

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