The Joy Luck ClubThe daughters do not know what has inspired their warnings and advice: the hardships their mothers suffered in China before coming to America. They recall moments in their past when they were faced with similar circumstances but defied what they believed was bad fate in order to find their true worth. The book begins in the voice of June Jing-mei Woo, a woman in her thirties, who lives in San Francisco. To these aunties, June confesses what every mother fears: that mother and daughter never understood each other. Their warnings were backward superstitions. Their love was not embracing but suffocating. In interwoven voices, mothers and daughters privately recall pivotal moments from their past, as girls and as young women, when they failed their mothers in public and private ways, and thus built walls to protect themselves in the future.
Joy Luck Club
In four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts. Amy Tan was born in the US to immigrant parents from China. She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, and numberous articles for magazines. Her work has been translated into 35 languages and has been adapted for film, television and opera. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.
This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is wrongfully on our website, we offer a simple DMCA procedure to remove your content from our site. Start by pressing the button below! Besides Amy, the Tans also had two sons--Peter, born in , and John, born in Although John and Daisy rarely socialized with their neighbors, Amy and her brothers ignored their parents' objections and tried hard to fit into American society.