Review: The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh
This was an amusing, and occasionally heartbreaking, read about a family of women who not only believed themselves to be cursed, but the hardships the encountered in their lives--coming to the United States from Vietnam as refugees, rebuilding their lives and trying to shape better lives for their daughters, all of whom have different hopes and aspirations from their mothers. Parts of the story reminded me a little of The Joy Luck Club, while some of the novels more amusing moments had me drawing comparisons to Crazy Rich Asians. Ultimately, though, it is a story of family, resilience and acceptance.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my ARC of The Fortunes of Jaded Women.