Join Amy Tan for a discussion of her hit debut novel, The Joy Luck Club.
In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet every week to play mahjong, eat dim sum and gossip about their children. Through their stories, and those of their four daughters, the novel explores the fault lines between two generations and two cultures.
The book became an instant New York Times bestseller, was nominated for the National Book Award, and has since been adapted into a successful film, for which Tan co-wrote the screenplay. Her other novels include The Kitchen God’s Wife and The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and her seventh novel, The Valley of Amazement, will be published this November.
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Hosted by John Mullan, professor of English at University College London.