At the age of twenty-seven, Jade Snow Wong has a surprising and fascinating story to tell of growing up between the Old World and the New World in San Francisco's Chinatown. Today she is one of America's leading artist-ceramists. But before she achieved professional prominence she was her father's fifth daughter, born into a household where propriety and decorum reigned, where only Chinese was spoken, where family life went hand-in-hand with the manufacture of overalls, where the birth of a boy was occasion for very special rejoicing.
These are charming memoirs with a distinct and unusual flavor, thoughtful and informative and highly entertaining. They give not only the portrait of an individual young woman and her unique family, but they are rich in the details which light up a world within the world of America.
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