Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen
Subtitle A Manifesto in 41 Tales
By Marilyn Chin
Published by Hamish Hamilton
The Double Happiness Twins are Moonie and Mei Ling. The Double Happiness is the Chinese restaurant in California where they help out their meat-cleaver-wielding grandmother â€“ when theyâ€™re not causing uproar and mayhem. And Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen is the story of the sisters, their Grandma, a lot of animals and the topsy-turvy, surreal experience of being a pair of strangers in a very, very strange land indeed.
Marilyn Chin has won numerous awards for her poetry, including four Pushcart Prizes. Her books of poetry include The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty, Dwarf Bamboo and Rhapsody in Plain Yellow. Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen is her first novel.
'Wildly original, imaginative and fiercely beautiful' The Times
'A nicely mischievous cacophony . . . by turns brutal, arch, sensuous and bawdy' Guardian
'Fierce, enchanting, exuberant' Observer
'Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen is nothing if not inventive . . . a riotous debut' Metro
'Wildly profane and funny . . . fresh, chaotic and sexy' Kirkus