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Eating Chinese Food Naked [ARC]

Ng, Mei

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ISBN 10: 0684814161 / ISBN 13: 9780684814162
Published by Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Highly collectible Advance Reading Copy of Mei Ng's acclaimed novel Eating Chinese Food Naked. This copy is nice, tight, bright, shiny, unread and rated FINE. Beautiful copy in publisher's original wraps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002068

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Title: Eating Chinese Food Naked [ARC]

Publisher: Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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Returning to her family's home in Queens after graduating from Columbia University, twenty-two-year-old Ruby Lee must confront her emotions, her parents, and her burgeoning sexual maturation as she comes to grips with post-college life and her future


"When Ruby was a kid, around the time when other little girls were being dandled on their daddy's knee... and thinking about marrying him when they grew up, she was dreaming about marrying her mother and taking her away."

Right off the bat Mei Ng's novel promises to be different from the run-of-the-mill mother-daughter saga so beloved of young, female first novelists of every ethnic persuasion. Ruby Lee, the heroine of Eating Chinese Food Naked, has just graduated from college and come back home to live with her parents over the family's laundry business. Her parents, Bell and Franklin, are hardly a match made in heaven, and for all of her life Ruby has been her mother's defender--a role she can't give up even as she longs to be free of it. During the course of her summer at home, Ruby must navigate the choppy waters of familial relations--her mother and father's estrangement, her irresponsible older brother's volatile relationship with everyone, her sister's recent marriage to a non-Chinese--as well as sort out her own feelings about Nick, a young man whom she loves but cannot seem to remain faithful to. Ng's melancholy novel perfectly captures her heroine's dislocation both within her family and within herself, at the same time offering readers a glimpse of the urban Chinese American experience across two generations. --Margaret Prior

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