The story of four mothers and their first-generation Chinese-American daughters; two generations of women struggling to come to terms with their cultural identity. Tan writes from the heart, cutting sharp edges with wit, wisdom and a gentle and delicate precision. From the wealthy homes of pre-Revolutionary China to downtown San Francisco and the age of AIDS, the novel covers a remarkable spectrum and reveals the private secrets and ghosts that haunt, torment - and comfort.
An honest, moving and beautifully courageous story that shows China, Chinese-American women and their families and the mystery of the mother-daughter bond in ways that we have not experienced before.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 1994
- 129 x 198 x 23mm