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By Dennis Abrams

Because the e-book of her first ebook, the lady Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood between Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston has been a presence at the literary scene. With a mixture of autobiography, fiction, and chinese language myths and legends, Kingston's paintings displays her cultural background and upbringing.

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In other words, how do the rules and ghosts and tales of the world of China fit into the world of contemporary America? In the rest of this section, Kingston talks about her life in Stockton, and perhaps most importantly, both questions and changes the meaning of the narrative her mother had told her. What had actually happened? Had her defenseless aunt been raped? Or had she, separated from her husband for years, fallen in love with another man? What role did Brave Orchid play in her aunt’s punishment and death—did she also participate in the raid?

But, by 1967, both she and Earll had had enough of San Francisco and Berkeley, enough of the war protests, enough of the spiraling-out-of-control drug scene. The couple packed up their belongings and their three-year-old son and fled to Hawaii, where they hoped to find an island paradise they could use as an escape from the war. They found the island paradise, but 51 52 Maxine Hong Kingston it proved to bring the war closer to them than it had ever been. ” American troops came through Hawaii on their way to their tours of duty in Vietnam; on-duty soldiers came to Hawaii for their periods of R&R (Rest and Relaxation).

A teacher can speak to everyone, a teacher can control mobs. You can break up fights, you can teach a rock to read. Kingston was teaching, being a wife and mother, and participating in the protests against the Vietnam War—the years 1965 to 1967 were busy and important ones for her and her husband. But, by 1967, both she and Earll had had enough of San Francisco and Berkeley, enough of the war protests, enough of the spiraling-out-of-control drug scene. The couple packed up their belongings and their three-year-old son and fled to Hawaii, where they hoped to find an island paradise they could use as an escape from the war.

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