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A MANIFESTO IN 41 TALES

Chin—an award-winning poet making her fiction debut—eagerly messes with chronology, genre and point of view as she portrays a set of Chinese-American twin sisters growing up under the watchful and occasionally vengeful guardianship of their grandmother. Some sections of the book read like romances or folktales, while others crackle with snappy dialogue and youthful exuberance.

Clearly possessing a diverse sensibility, Chin is comfortable alluding to the Buddha and Johnny Depp on the same page. The sisters of the novel are a classic pair of opposites: Mei Ling is pretty, outgoing and promiscuous, while Moonie is thoughtful and grounded.

Marilyn Chin - "Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen"

Tradition pulls at them usually in the looming form of their grandmother , but Moonie and Mei Ling are resolutely American, contending with opportunities at once freeing and fraught. LibraryThing member ChrisWeir. An interesting mix of several tales of twin Asian girls growing up in California in the s. It had a mix of "parables" and almost erotic stories. The two girls live with their aging grandmother and help with the double happiness restaurant.

Some parts were very good and other parts just kind of left me flat.

Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen : a manifesto in 41 tales

Subjects Chinese American women Fiction. Sisters Fiction.

Twins Fiction. Language English.

REVENGE OF THE MOONCAKE VIXEN / CHIN MARILYN

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