Gish Jen Typical American

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Typical American

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A novel portraying the Chinese immigrant experience in America follows the fortunes of the Chang family as they adjust to the freedom of America and become caught up in suburban life, greed, and the American dream

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"Gish Jen has done much more than tell an immigrant story. . . . She has done it more and in some ways better than it has ever been done before." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The immigrant experience will never be the same. . . . A comedy . . . a tragedy . . . a pure delight." --The Boston Globe

"An irresistible novel . . . suspenseful, startling, heartrending, without ever losing its comic touch." --Entertainment Weekly

"No paraphrase could capture the intelligence of Gish Jen's prose, its epigrammatic sweep and swiftness. . . . The author just keeps coming at you line after stunning line." --The New York Times Book Review

About the Author:

Gish Jen is the author of four novels, a book of stories, and two books of nonfiction, The Girl at the Baggage Claim and Tiger Writing. Her honors include the Lannan Literary Award for fiction and the Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She teaches from time to time in China and otherwise lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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9780307389220: Typical American (Vintage Contemporaries)

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