by Tom Swift

“I want to know why I got damaged and why I’m glad,” [author Amy] Tan said recently, sitting in her living room, sipping licorice tea. As she laughed, she tilted her head back, tousling her angular, blue-tinged bob. “I wouldn’t want to change anything. It’s all me now.

“But I just want to know what it is.”

-Jenna Ross, “Amy Tan Mines Her Past,” StarTribune, 10-15-2017