Alien Relative by Amy Tann
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...Alien Relative The short story “Alien Relative” by Amy Tan tells the story of a family emigrating from China to America. The narrator details how she and Hulan had been friends in China and Hulan had helped her during her first marriage to a man she describes only as “bad” (Tan, 1993, p.617). To repay this debt, the narrator and her husband arrange for Hulan, her husband, and three children to come to America and send them the money for five plane tickets (Tan, 1993). However, Hulan and her husband encounter difficulties that force them to spend some of the money for the tickets and have to leave their middle child, “Feng-Yi Frank”, in Formosa, with Hulan...