The Joy Luck Club Half and Half Summary and Analysis

Amy Tan

Half and Half Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Rose Hsu Jordan: narrator of this story, daughter of An-mei and George, wife of Ted Jordan; a free-lance production assistant for graphic artists

Ted Jordan: Rose’s husband, a dermatologist

Mrs. Jordan: Ted’s mother

George Hsu: An-mei’s father

Janice, Ruth, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Bing Hsu: Rose’s sisters and brothers

Summary
Rose, the narrator, describes a “white leatherette Bible” her mother uses to prop up one leg of a crooked table. After spending more than 20 years on the floor, it is still “clean white.” As she looks at it, Rose wonders how she will tell An-mei that she and Ted are getting a divorce. She...

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