Eating Chinese Food Naked

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G.K. Hall, 1998 - Fiction - 344 pages
25 Reviews
Mei Ng invents a new genre of heroine in her fiction debut. This simultaneously witty and poignant first novel explores the complex relationship between a mother and daughter, and the daughter's reluctant homecoming to a family she couldn't wait to leave.

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This book provides an intimate look at a family, at how our childhood affects our ability to develop and sustain relationships as adults. Returning home after college, Ruby is troubled by her parents ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jalene - Goodreads

A portrait of a family that is extremely dysfunctional. The relationships and character development. Is excellent. Unfortunately the characters never evolve. No lessons learned, nothing can change who ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Ng earned her B.A. from Columbia University and her M.F.A. from the Brooklyn Writing Program.

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