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Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen A Manifesto in 41 Tales by Marilyn Chin

Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen A Manifesto in 41 Tales


Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen A Manifesto in 41 Tales by Marilyn Chin

'Oh Lord! Here come the Double Happiness Twins . . .'The Double Happiness Twins are Moonie and Mei Ling. The Double Happiness is the Chinese restaurant in California where they help out their meat-cleaver-wielding grandmother - when they're not causing uproar and mayhem. And Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen is the story of the sisters, their Grandma, a lot of animals and the topsy-turvy, surreal experience of being a pair of strangers in a very, very strange land indeed.


Fierce, enchanting, exuberant . . . Chin's imaginative dexterity is evident from the outset of this enthralling novel * Observer * A nicely mischievous cacophony . . . by turns brutal, arch, sensuous and bawdy * Guardian * Wildly original, imaginative and fiercely beautiful * The Times * Nothing if not inventive . . . a riotous debut. Chin has a keen eye for the duality immigrants can experience, portraying it with humour as well as pathos * Metro * Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen tells a compelling tale while examining the art of storytelling itself . . . Some sections of the book read like romances or folk-tales, while others crackle with snappy dialogue and youthful exuberance * Time Out New York * A delightful and rather intoxicating book. Chin has a unique voice which enchants, surprises and beguiles -- Darian Leader Such double happiness! Marilyn Chin in new, top form. What fun! -- Maxine Hong Kingston

About the Author

Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has won numerous awards for her poetry, including four Pushcart Prizes. Her books of poetry include Dwarf Bamboo, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow and The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2011


Marilyn Chin

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Penguin Books Ltd


224 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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