Little girl in San Franciscos Chinatown.
Lived in Waverly place in a two bedroom flat with her two brothers and her mom and dad.
Initial interest in chess is when her brothers are playing it after receiving a used board through the church for Christmas at age 7.
Eventaually gains chess playing ability just short of grand master level.
Is taught by her mother not to complain, to hold her tongue.
Finally has a confrontation with her mother while with her mother on her Saturday shopping trip.
Frustrated because her mother hovers over her and because her mother seems to be showing her off.