The Kitchen God's Wife Characters

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Cleo Brandt

Cleo is Pearl and Phil's three-year-old daughter. She calls her Chinese grandma "Ha-bu."

Phil Brandt

Phil is Pearl's husband. Phil is a forty-threeyear- old Caucasian man who has difficulty understanding the Chinese customs and expectations of his mother-in-law. Still, he has come to have affection for the quirky woman, even though she often exasperates him. He is a pathologist and feels powerless to do anything to help his wife with her multiple sclerosis.

Mary Kwong Cheu

Hulan and Henry's daughter, Mary is responsible for introducing Pearl and Phil. Although she thinks of herself as one of Pearl's best friends, Pearl now only tolerates her. They have known each other for a very long time, and Mary's husband went to medical school with Phil. For this reason, Mary and her husband know about Pearl's illness.

Danru

Danru is Winnie's third child and only son. His name means "nonchalance...

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