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Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin
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Jan 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: novels, merkins, distaff
Read from January 23 to 24, 2011

Highly original and inventive "manifesto in 41 tales" with a heavily feminist bent. The tales are drawn from Buddhist texts and a platter of Chinese folklore, updated for a modern audience (i.e. fellatio and naughty bits).

Tone-wise the stories present a gritty or whimsical look at first-generation Chinese immigrant life, a stylised satire of over-sexed second-generation teenage life, and a fantastical world of vaginas with teeth, fox metamorphoses and ninja grandmas.

Very funny and refreshing.
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