- Maxine Hong Kingston (author)
- Vintage Books
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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.
- Table of Contents:
- No Name Woman
- White Tigers
- At the Western Palace
- A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe