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  • Good Chinese Wife

  • A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong
  • By: Susan Blumberg-Kason
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong.

When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams. As they exchanged vows, Susan thought she’d stumbled into an exotic fairy tale, until she realized Cai - and his culture - where not what she thought.

In her riveting memoir, Susan recounts her struggle to be the perfect traditional “Chinese” wife to her increasingly controlling and abusive husband. With keen insight and heart-wrenching candor, she confronts the hopes and hazards of intercultural marriage, including dismissing her own values and needs to save her relationship and protect her newborn son, Jake. But when Cai threatens to take Jake back to China for good, Susan must find the courage to stand up for herself, her son, and her future.

Moving between rural China and the bustling cities of Hong Kong and San Francisco, Good Chinese Wife is an eye-opening look at marriage and family in contemporary China and America and an inspiring testament to the resilience of a mother’s love - across any border.

©2014 Susan Blumberg-Kason (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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