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The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)

Amy Tan

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ISBN 10: 0749399570 / ISBN 13: 9780749399573
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2001
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they ve unknowingly inherited of their mothers pasts. The international bestseller. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780749399573

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Title: The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)

Publisher: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts. The international bestseller

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

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