The joy luck club book barnes and noble
SparkNotes: The Joy Luck ClubThe novel opens with the parable of a Chinese woman who buys a duck that has stretched itself into a swan. She wants to take the swan to America, but immigration officials will not permit it. All she can keep is a feather from the swan. She treasures the feather and plans to present it to her future daughter, who will be born in America. She will only give the feather when the daughter can speak perfect English. The parable is followed by four sections, each composed of four parts. Each part reveals part of a story about a Chinese mother and her Americanized daughter.
The Joy Luck Club (Barnes and Noble Reader's Companion)
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