"The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.
The Joy and Luck of the Family Brawl
In Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club", the characters always seem to be fighting. Usually it's a Chinese mother going for the throat of her daughter. The major conflicts in the book are caused by a clash of the strong willed Chinese, and revolutionary American cultures.
Waverly's mom, Lindo, is the proud parent of a young chess prodigy. She takes great pride in Waverly's success at the art of chess. But a conflict arises because Waverly is embarrassed whenever her mom shows her off in public. One day Waverly finally explodes at her mom in the marketpl…
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