Good Chinese Wife
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Good Chinese Wife

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A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrongWhen Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams. As they exchanged vows, Susan thought she'd stumbled into an exotic fairy tale, until she realized Cai--and his culture--where not what she thought.In her riveting memoir, Susan recounts her struggle to be the perfect traditional "Chinese" wife to her increasingly controlling and abusive husband. With keen insight and heart-wrenching candor, she confronts the hopes and hazards of intercultural marriage, including dismissing her own values and needs to save her relationship and protect her newborn son, Jake. But when Cai threatens to take Jake back to China for good, Susan must find the courage to stand up for herself, her son, and her future.Moving between rural China and the bustling cities of Hong Kong and San Francisco, Good Chinese Wife is an eye-opening look at marriage and family in contemporary China and America and an inspiring testament to the resilience of a mother's love--across any border.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 20mm | 339.99g
  • Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402293348
  • 9781402293344
  • 404,631

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"This eye-opening account of intercultural marriage is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a mother's love." - Glancer Magazineshow more

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389 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (136)
3 25% (99)
2 11% (41)
1 2% (7)
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