First printing of this intergenerational novel built upon the game of mahjong, following the lives of Chinese-American women in San Francisco.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
THE JOY LUCK CLUB
"I once sacrificed my life to keep my parents' promise."
Tan explores mother-daughter relationships, communities of women, the experiences of Mandarin Chinese immigrants, and the struggles of their second-generation children. The women's lives weave in and out of the structure of their mahjong club, which also plays a role in the thematic elements of the novel.
Read more: Ono, A Companion to Asian American Studies.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1989). 9'' x 6''. Original quarter dark green paper, lighter green paper boards, gilt-stamped vignette on front board, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($18.95) color pictorial dust jacket with illustration by Gretchen Schields. Green endpapers. 288 pages. Faint marginal toning to text, sliver of sunning to board edges. Two tiny closed tears to real panel of jacket, else beautiful.
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