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Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen

(2009)
A novel by

 
An uproarious debut that lays bare the complicated generational relationships of Chinese American women.

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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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Manifesto in 41 Tales
Author(s): Marilyn Chin
ISBN: 0-14-104352-0 / 978-0-14-104352-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Manifesto in 41 Tales
Author(s): Marilyn Chin
ISBN: 0-241-14461-2 / 978-0-241-14461-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen
Author(s): Marilyn Chin
ISBN: 0-14-104570-1 / 978-0-14-104570-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Manifesto in 41 Tales
Author(s): Marilyn Chin
ISBN: 0-393-33145-8 / 978-0-393-33145-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Manifesto in 41 Tales
Author(s): Marilyn Chin
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Novel
Author(s): Marilyn Chin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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