Rules of the Game: In this powerful short story by beloved author Amy Tan, young Waverly Jong’s self-identity and her bond with her strong-willed mother are tested as Waverly’s fame as a chess prodigy grows.

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Amy Tan’s powerful story “Rules of the Game” explores, with honesty and beauty, a mother-daughter relationship in a Chinese American family. As Waverly Jong, the story’s young narrator, reaches for independence as a young American, she grows up under the watchful eye of her strong mother who wants her children to respect their Chinese heritage and rise above their humble circumstances.