Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do?

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ISBN: 9780345813480
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
Language: English
Page Count: 246
Size: 9.07" l x 5.67" w x 0.87"
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When Elaine Lui was growing up, her mother told her, "Why do you need to prepare for the good things that happen? They're good. They won't hurt you. My job is to prepare you for the hard times, and teach you how to avoid them, whenever possible." Neither traditionally Eastern nor conventionally Western, the Squawking Chicken raised her daughter drawing on Chinese fortune-telling, feng shui blackmail, good old-fashioned ghost stories, and shame and embarrassment in equal measure. And despite years of chafing against her mother's parenting style, Elaine came to recognize the hidden wisdom - and immeasurable value - in her rather unorthodox upbringing.

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