Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale
Naturally parallels will be drawn between Belle Yang's graphic novel account of her family's history in China and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, since both are told by the American daughters of Chinese families. However, Yang focuses as much on the internal struggles and power dynamics of the traditional Chinese family as she does the turbulent period when Mao and the communists took over the country. Her drawing style is spare in a way that is reminiscent of Chinese art, though sometimes a little too bare bones. Told with joy and humor during even the most difficult circumstances, what might seem like a simple retread becomes a thing that is rousing on its own.
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