Leaving Deep Water: The Lives of Asian-American Women at the Crossroads of Two CulturesBy Claire S. Chow
- Author: Claire S. Chow
Integrating ethnic identity with American mainstream culture is a complex task, and in Leaving Deep Water Claire Chow deftly explores the many ways that women of Asian descent have created a place for themselves in modern society. Drawing on the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, Chow explores such common themes as coming of age, parental expectations, marriage and divorce, career experiences, family relationships, and aging. These intimate reflections are deeply moving, the voices unique, and the stories eye-opening, bringing a new perspective to the multicultural experience. Leaving Deep Water offers guidance, inspiration, and a shared sense of struggle while breaking down myths and celebrating the human ability to craft a new identity in a new place. • There are more than 25 million Americans of Asian or Pacific Island descent. • Published to coincide with Women's History Month. • Will appeal to teachers, therapists, and other professionals who work in a multicultural setting as well as to the readers of Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, and other Asian-American writers. • Leaving Deep Water has strong course adoption potential.