Book #18099

The Kitchen God's Wife - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Amy Tan

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 415, [1] pages
Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1991.
ISBN: 0399135782

Price: $29.00

A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Minor yellowing at top of page edges. Overall a bright clean copy.

Capturing the essence of Chinese heritage and culture, Amy Tan tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

Author Bio

Amy Tan

Amy Tan, award winning American novel writer of Chinese descent often describing mother-daughter relationships as well as relationships between Chinese American women and their immigrant parents.

Tan was born on February 19, 1952 to Chinese immigrants in Oakland, California. America was a place of refuge for her family; her mother fled to America to escape her abusive first husband and Tan’s father immigrated to avoid the Chinese Civil War.

As a girl, Tan rejected her Chinese heritage. She disliked her Asian appearance and even slept with a clothespin on her nose to narrow its shape. “I felt ashamed of being different and ashamed of feeling that way,” she later commented. Instead, she embraced everything American.