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Victoria Advocate: Chinese American author writes for the wild-girl generation

Marilyn Chin Marilyn Chin speaks to the wild-girl generation with her writing.

Wild girls are third generation feminist who define the new women, says Chin to the Victoria Advocate.

Chin’s latest book Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen was inspired by her grandmother.

“Grandmothers are taking over, especially in immigrant families,” Chin said. “Grandmothers take charge of families and child-rearing because parents are usually so busy working two or three jobs.”

In the book, her grandmother takes a fish from a Japanese water garden given to the city of San Francisco by Japan, kills the fish by slapping it against a commemorative plaque, and takes it home to eat it.

It was her grandmother’s way of avenging the deaths of millions of Chinese at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army.

You can read about her next book and her plans for the future in the Victoria Advocate.

Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon. She was featured on the PBS show, Poetry Everywhere. You can watch a clip below.


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