Jen, Gish Typical American

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Typical American

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Yifeng has come to America to study to be an engineer and then return to China. But soon his name is Ralph Chang, he marries and has two daughters. This is the story of a family coming together and coming apart, a family with its sights set on the prize of the great 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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