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The Kitchen God's Wife (Flamingo)

The Kitchen God's Wife (Flamingo)
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The Kitchen God's Wife

8 years, 8 months ago at May 27 21:02
**May contain spoilers**

I really liked this book, especially how the mother's story was enclosed by two sections from the daughter's point of view. It was a good fictional account of China during the 1920-40s which I enjoyed thoughroughly even though my knowledge of the actual events is still sparse.

The introductory chapters reveal the "present" as it is to Pearl, ... read more
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Manufacturer: Flamingo
Release date: 23 April 1992
ISBN-10 : 0006545068 | ISBN-13: 9780006545064
Tags: Travel (1), Novel (1), War (1), Military (1), Historical Fiction (1), China (1), Fiction (1)
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tartan_skirt added this to a list 7 years, 5 months ago
Read in 2007 (64 books items)
Munky added this to a list 8 years, 7 months ago
NY Times 90's (100 books items)
tartan_skirt posted a review 8 years, 8 months ago

The Kitchen God's Wife

“**May contain spoilers**

I really liked this book, especially how the mother's story was enclosed by two sections from the daughter's point of view. It was a good fictional account of China during the 1920-40s which I enjoyed thoughroughly even though my knowledge of the actual events is still sparse.

The introductory chapters reveal the "present" as it is to Pearl, but the main story of the book is the story of her mother's secret history: her hard childhood; her life with her abusive husband, Wen Fu, a pilot for the Chinese army; her friendship with Helen; and her eventual escape to America. The narrative takes the form of a story being spoken out loud to the daughter and soon we learn the truths which have been hidden from her.

It is a good book and easy ” read more


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