Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?
Mambo in Chinatown; Jean Kwok
Riverhead Books - June 2014
"My name is Charlie Wong and I'm the daughter of a dancer and a noodle-maker. My mother was a star ballerina at the famed Beijing Dance Academy before she ran off to marry my father, the handsomest noodle-maker in Beijing--or at least that's what she always called him before he died. Hand in hand, they escaped to America to start their family. Unfortunately, my mother's genes seemed to miss me altogether. I took after Pa, minus the good-looking part. And minus the manual dexterity as well: he never managed to pass his considerable noodle-making skills on to me, much as he tried. So at twenty-two year's old I was instead working as a dishwasher at a restaurant in New York's Chinatown. Pa was their noodle-master. Customers lined up at the back door to purchase packages of his uncooked noodles to take home."
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