A clear and vivid memoir that blurs the line between story and real life. Kingston is a tremendous writer - this is a must-read!
A note of some importance: The Woman Warrior is the most-taught book in university world literature classes.
This is an absolutely beautiful book. I was made to read it in a Women's Lit class, but loved it. My Yahoo Mail signature is a quote from this book:
"Perhaps women where once so dangerous that they had to have their feet bound"
Read this book in college - liked it so much I also got Trickster Monkey which is about the men in the family coming to America. This book is the woman's/girl's point of view - half American and half Chinese. Lot of insights on Chinese social and family structures, engrossing story - autobiographical for the author but written as fiction because it is blended with fairy tales and ghost stories.
well-written, interesting story of what it meant to be a first generation American in California in the early part of last century. good read!
A great representation of the struggle for cultural identity as the child of immigrants.