Maxine Hong Kingston
THE WOMAN WARRIOR: Memoirs Of A Girlhood Among Ghosts How closely they guarded their lives, those Chinese-Americans pressing the clothes, so that we were never able to focus on them or comprehend their outlook. Concealment thwarted the gods, the author of these extraordinary memoirs reports, and their American-born children too—always trying to get things straight, to name the unspeakable. But her mother talked stories in warning, and these merged
Review: The Woman Warrior Need to read again to fully understand. Imagery is amazing. But, the story can be hard to follow. Regardless, I feel at the end I am better for having read the book. I feel more connected.
Review: The Woman Warrior I read about 2/3 of the book, but just wasn't enjoying it any more. The first section, with the child warrior, I enjoyed, but after that I couldn't cope with the style. Shame - I heard so many good things about this book I really wanted to like it.
Review: The Woman Warrior A powerful portrait of a culture, the silent struggles of women, a life amongst ghosts who never let you open your mouth... This book is absolutely genius, an authentic representation of Chinese Americans and also a feminist novel. Definitely recommend!
Review: The Woman Warrior This book takes the reader through the spectrum of emotion - grief, sadness, anger, amusement, joy - all through the lens of various ghost stories. Unique story with a unique delivery. Very entertaining and a mid-level read.
Review: The Woman Warrior It's okay. I like the imaginative/fantasy bits the most.