American Knees


American Knees is a novel written by Shawn Wong, first published in 1995 by Simon & Schuster, and currently published by the University of Washington Press (2005). Conceived as a cultural response to Amy Tan's novel The Joy Luck Club, Wong's book depicts the love life of an Asian American man with three complex women.

The book chronicles with humor the romantic chapters in the life of Raymond Ding, a Chinese American university administrator who first marries and divorces the perfect Chinese American wife, dates and breaks up with a hapa (bi-racial) younger woman, and gets involved with a Vietnamese American co-worker haunted by memories of the war.

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