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A Tragic Story of hope,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Kitchen God's Wife (Flamingo) (Hardcover)
This is another wonderful book by Amy Tan. The depth of stories told layer upon layer drawn perhaps from the combined experinces of many people create an atmosphere of a remote region of Southern China in the midst of war. It is a harsh story but beautifully told with warmth and humour. The Asian style of life where people rarely say quite what they mean for the good of the whole is so typically and naturally portrayed. It is a story of hope and liberation and of the many trials and hardships that eventually lead to her goal. Perhaps, finally, as the story and the secrets are unravelled the daughter begins to understand t he importance of the beliefs and customs of her Chinese- born mother.