In this memoir, Kat Chow delivers her experience as a first-generation Chinese-American in suburban Connecticut. She shares the essence of family ties to one's culture. Her mother's death blankets her life as she tries to fill the space that opens after the death of a parent. Prepare to cry and laugh as you read this one.
"It is not incorrect to say that for years, the way my family grieved my mother was to avoid acknowledging her altogether. It not incorrect to say that we hardly invoked her name or told stories about her" (Chow 18).