Il circolo della fortuna e della felicitÓ

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Feltrinelli Editore, 2001 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Otto donne cinesi: quattro madri emigrate negli Stati Uniti negli anni quaranta che giocano a mah-jong a San Francisco e le loro quattro figlie nate in California, le cui voci si alternano e si richiamano nella ricostruzione del passato e nella ricerca di un difficile equilibrio con il presente. Un racconto che parla delle contraddizioni tra l'appartenenza a una famiglia cinese e la vita negli Stati Uniti; di rapporti conflittuali, ma anche fatti di profondo amore tra madre e figlia; delle motivazioni dei sacrifici compiuti dalle madri per trasmettere la propria esperienza e la propria forza alle figlie e delle ribellioni delle figlie ai desideri delle madri, dei loro diversi ideali, fedi, speranze. Annotation Supplied by Informazioni Editoriali

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Tan creates endearing stories about mothers and daughters in this book. She takes us into the minds of chinese women in a way that I have never been previously exposed to in writing, which makes it ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

5***** and a ❤ This was the first Amy Tan book I read and I have been a fan every since. While there is a cultural divide to Tan's writing - the Asian experience and history, even Chinese sayings ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. She received B.A. degrees in English and linguistics and a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University. She worked as a freelance business writer, but eventually turned to fiction. Her first book, The Joy Luck Club, won the Commonwealth Gold Award and was adapted into a feature film in 1994. Her other novels include The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement. She is also the author of a memoir entitled The Opposite of Fate and two children's books entitled The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat.

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