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This coming of age story concerns newly-arrived Chinese immigrants with their children and the rest of the stories are about their family as they try to adjust to a new country, a new language, alien smells, traditions and customs. What makes this story all the more poignant is that some of the stories paint a vivid picture of Cultural Revolution in China and the aftermath that its citizens had to deal with and their hardships. A definite must read book
What makes this book stand out?
the narrative vivid descriptions used which easily makes this book one of the top books for the current year.
Read it for
immaculate story telling techniques, well scripted plot lines
Don't read it for
if you are not into coming of age stories, you may want to give this a miss