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Eating Chinese Food Naked: A Novel

Eating Chinese Food Naked: A Novel by Mei Ng 0684814161 9780684814162
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Mei Ng invents a new genre of heroine in this stunning fiction debut. This simultaneously witty and poignant first novel explores the complex relationship between a mother and daughter, and the daughters reluctant homecoming to a family she couldnt wait to leave.<P>For a twenty-two-year-old college graduate, Ruby Lee is surprisingly world weary. Restless and searching, no one is more surprised than Ruby when, after graduating from Columbia University), her first stop is back home to Queens. Even Ruby doesnt quite know what she hopes to find there, but the longer she stays the more she is forced to confront the family and emotions she tried to escape, especially her deep, protective love for her mother, Bell, a housewife bullied by Rubys tyrannical, cigar-smoking father. The hundreds of laundry parcels stacked in the family living room, the detail and distraction of her mothers Chinese cooking, even the sexual fantasies that have long been a part of her waking and dreaming life begin to surround and smother her. At times these fantasies return her to the bed of her on-and-off boyfriend, and at other times they find her walking fro

Author: Mei Ng

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1998-01-01

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