Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children's books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which was adapted into a PBS television series. Tan was also a coproducer and coscreenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.





Mackenzie Hendersonhas quoted10 months ago
Over there nobody will look down on her, because I will make her speak only perfect American English. And over there she will always be too full to swallow any sorrow

Conformity is important to them in America.

Mackenzie Hendersonhas quoted10 months ago
And she had a daughter who grew up speaking only English and swallowing more Coca-Cola than sorrow

The coca cola is a symbol of american values.

Mackenzie Hendersonhas quoted10 months ago
And she waited, year after year, for the day she could tell her daughter this in perfect American English

There is a terrible language barrier between mother and daughter.

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