Listing books by Maxine Hong Kingston
|Full title||The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts [permalink]|
|Author||Maxine Hong Kingston (author)|
|Original publication year||1975|
|ISBN||978-0-679-72188-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This book is part-novel and part-autobiography, interspersed with Chinese folktales. It describes life for a Chinese-American woman living in California.
The style of the narration (with fantastic tales woven seamlessly into the main autobiography) was at first a little confusing, but one soon gets used to it, and then the book becomes a delight to read. I can definitely recommend it, though I prefer the more traditional form of autobiographical writing.