The Bonesetter's Daughter Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

Amy Tan

Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

The narration of the story returns to a third-person point of view and is focused on Ruth’s perspective. A new character is introduced, that of Mr. Tang, an intellectual who is translating LuLing’s memoir for Ruth. Although Ruth has not yet read her mother’s memoir, she senses that Mr. Tang has fallen in love with the woman in the story—young LuLing. Mr. Tang often calls Ruth to ask for information about her mother. One day, Mr. Tang requests photographs. He tells Ruth they will help him better understand who LuLing is so he can translate not only her words but also her intentions. Although Ruth wants to ask Mr. Tang several questions about her mother’s history, she refrains from doing so. She wants to wait until she has...

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