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Rules of the Game Summary
Amy Tan

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Rules of the Game Summary

Introduction

In 1989, Amy Tan's first book, The Joy Luck Club, sold 275,000 hardcover copies in its first Putnam publication, paving the way for other first-time Asian-American writers. Although Tan has since written other critically acclaimed books, such as The Kitchen God's Wife and The Hundred Secret Senses, many still feel that Tan's first effort was her most important. The Joy Luck Club is hailed for its discussion of both Chinese Americans and mother-daughter relationships. Set in San Francisco in the 1980s, the majority of the book is told in flashback, and is organized into sixteen separate tales, all narrated by either a Chinese-born mother or her American-born daughter. "Rules of the Game," narrated by one of the daughters, Waverly Jong, details Waverly's rise and fall as an American chess champion when she is a child.

Tan had many inspirations for writing the book. The most direct influence was her first trip...

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