Bone by Fae Myenne NG

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Set in San Francisco's Chinatown, a novel of family ties chronicles the Leongs--a Chinese-American family caught between the traditions of their ancestry and the realities of life in America.

About Fae Myenne NG

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Fae Myenne Ng was born in San Francisco, and lives in Northern California and New York City. Her short stories have appeared in Harper's and other magazines, and have been widely anthologized.
Published January 14, 1993 by Hyperion. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Leila reveals secrets in a mostly matter-of-fact voice, eventually restating Leon's belief: ``...sorrow moves through the heart the way a ship moves through the ocean.

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Publishers Weekly

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This remarkable first novel explores the aspirations, struggles and emotional scars of a family living in San Francisco's Chinatown.

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Entertainment Weekly

Bone is the story of a Chinese-American family in San Francisco reeling from the suicide of a daughter, this first novel about intergenerational conflict will surely draw comparisons to Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, but it has merits of its own.

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Los Angeles Times

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Leila has stayed in San Francisco to mediate between Mah and Leon, who are stormily apart as much as stormily together.

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Project MUSE

Moreover, because of the particular Asian connection, Asian American studies, especially the study of Chinese American literature, is by far the most developed subfield within this multiethnic and multicultural turn.

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