Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen

A Manifesto in 41 Tales

By Marilyn Chin
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393331455, 214pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback

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Raucous twin sisters Moonie and Mei Ling Wong are known as the double happiness Chinese food delivery girls. Each day they load up a crappy donkey-van and deliver Americanized ( bad ) Chinese food to homes throughout their southern California neighborhood. United in their desire to blossom into somebodies, the Wong girls fearlessly assert their intellect and sexuality, even as they come of age under the care of their dominating, cleaver-wielding grandmother from Hong Kong. They transform themselves from food delivery girls into accomplished women, but along the way they wrestle with the influence and continuity of their Chinese heritage. Marilyn Chin s prose waxes and wanes between satire and metaphorical lyric, referencing classical Chinese tales and ghost stories that are at turns sensual, lurid, hilarious, shocking, and surreal."

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