Who is Amy Tan's husband?
How long has Amy Tan been married?
Personal Life. Tan has been married to her husband, Lou DeMattei, for over twenty years. They live in San Francisco and New York.
What is Amy Tan's real name?
Amy Tan, in full Amy Ruth Tan, (born February 19, 1952, Oakland, California, U.S.), American author of novels about Chinese American women and the immigrant experience.
The Joy Luck Club is a 1989 novel written by Amy Tan. 1993: Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California. She is the second of three children born to Chinese immigrants, John and Daisy Tan.
She suffered from depression, though, and committed suicide by swallowing opium as her daughter (Tan's mother) looked on. Tan also found out that her grandmother had previously been a courtesan and Tan's grandfather was likely a client of hers: they fell in love and he took her as his concubine.
At age 15, she lost her older brother and father to brain tumors. After this tragedy, her mother, fearing a curse, impulsively took Amy and her younger brother to Europe to see the world.
Make Judgments Tan describes her mother's English as “vivid, direct, full of observation and imagery.” Reread the story Tan's mother tells in lines 39–48.
Tan describes her mother's English as “simple,” “broken,” “fractured,” and “limited” (Tan 173). The expression “mother tongue” generally means the first language a person learns.
Tan's mother was married to an abusive husband in China. She left him for another man who had worked with the U.S. Information Service Agency in China as a ham radio engineer. They married and emigrated to America, where Amy and her siblings were born. In America, her father became a Baptist minister.