Download PDF by Susan Muaddi Darraj: Amy Tan (Asian Americans of Achievement)

By Susan Muaddi Darraj

ISBN-10: 0791092690

ISBN-13: 9780791092699

In 1987, Amy Tan had already equipped a winning profession as a contract author for famous businesses and companies. even if, notwithstanding her paintings was once profitable, she nonetheless felt unhappy - until eventually she attempted to jot down fiction. Tan learned that she had to show the issues that mattered to her. years later, the enjoyment good fortune membership hit bookstores, and Amy Tan, the daughter of immigrant mom and dad from China, turned a family identify. She had written tales approximately actual matters in her lifestyles and the lives of her mom and dad: starting to be up as a chinese language American, the trouble and demanding situations of beginning over in a brand new kingdom, and the tragedy of loss. "Amy Tan" is an inspiring biography of a girl whose personal lifestyles is as arresting as that of 1 of her protagonists. Readers will learn how Tan her voice and have become a loved author who touched the lives of individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds all over the place.

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Lindo Jong, who is clever and assertive, tells of how she was forced into an arranged marriage and lived in the house of her husband’s family. Oppressed and subjugated, especially by an overbearing and demanding mother-in-law, she outwitted her in-laws to escape from the marriage.

I wish we can have a real nice and pretty library like my school. I put 18 cents in the box and signed my name to join the Citizens of Santa Rosa Library. Despite her demonstrated ability at a young age to write intelligently and creatively, her parents nevertheless continued to encourage her to think of medicine as a future career. Her brothers, Peter and John, were also encouraged to pursue highstatus, high-paying careers. Her parents’ ambitions would be devastated in the spring of 1967. Peter, Tan’s older brother, became severely depressed and then suddenly lapsed into a coma.

Daisy, ignoring medical advice, insisted that he had become depressed because of trouble he had recently had in school (a schoolmate had copied his report on a novel, causing both students to fail the semester). John, true to his faith, kept praying for a miracle to save his son; he put his trust in God to rescue Peter from the clutches of an Growing Up Chinese-American Yin and Yang The “yin and yang” is the ancient Chinese theory of oppo- sites, which Amy Tan uses as a structural device in her fiction.

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