The Kitchen God's Wife (Paperback)

Author: Tan, Amy

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Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman convinced that she will die soon, decides to unburden herself by divulging the secrets of those closest to her and to her suspicious, Americanized daughter. *Author: Tan, Amy *Publication Date: 2006/09/30 *Number of Pages: 415 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143038108
SKU 202875891
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143038109
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Amy Tan
Tan's mother was a nurse, her father a minister who died when Amy was 15. The family moved to Switzerland but returned to California after a few years, where Tan attended San Jose State. After college, she married and held a variety of writing and editing jobs. A self-confessed workaholic, Tan also took up fiction writing (as well as jazz piano) and began chronicling the lives of Chinese-American women like the ones she had known growing up. Her staggeringly successful first novel, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, was published in 1989 and made into a film for which Tan co-wrote the screenplay.
"'The Kitchen God's Wife' is bigger, bolder and, I have to say, better."
"A fine novel.... exuberant storytelling and rich drama."
"Tan has transcended herself again."
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Editors Note The mesmerizing story a Chinese emigre mother tells her daughter.
Annotation Pearl gradually comes to understand her mother Jiang Weili (Winnie) as a heroic survivor, not a troublesome anachronism, as they begin to reveal secrets about themselves to one another. Winnie tells the story of how she escaped a horrible marriage to a cowardly fighter pilot in the Sino-Japanese war and how he may or may not be Pearl's father. Meanwhile Pearl gathers the strength confide her great secret, that she has multiple sclerosis, to her mother.
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Book Format Paperback
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Number of Pages 0416
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