Borrowed Tongue

Borrowed Tongue

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By Tao Yang
1986; 1989
216 pages
ISBN 962-201-381-3

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An overseas Chinese woman confronts her past, seeking the origins of the insecurity that now besets her. The clues lead backwards, to her family and to China, to a past that is both obsession and legacy. She is now something of a foreigner even to herself—foreign culture, foreign children, foreign home.

An affecting and unusual story about the quest for identity, this is the only Renditions title originally written in English—a borrowed tongue.

'A touching story about a woman protagonist's struggle to find her identity among the different values that have been established for her.'

—World Literature Today

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