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Jun 13, 2000
| ISBN 9780375705922
Aug 29, 2012
| ISBN 9780307826541
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Jun 13, 2000 | ISBN 9780375705922
Aug 29, 2012 | ISBN 9780307826541
The stories in Who’s Irish? show us the children of immigrants looking wonderingly at their parents’ efforts to assimilate, while the older generation asks how so much selfless hard work on their part can have yielded them offspring who’d sooner drop out of life than succeed at it. With dazzling wit and compassion, Gish Jen—author of the acclaimed novels Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land—looks at ambition and compromise at century’s end and finds that much of the action is as familiar—and as strange—as the things we know to be most deeply true about ourselves.
GISH JEN’s most recent novel is THE RESISTERS; she also has a new book coming out in January 2022 entitled THANK YOU, MR. NIXON. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of… More about Gish Jen
“Jen’s gift is for comedy that resonates, and sadnesses that arise with perfect timing from absurdities. Her subject matter is so appealing, it almost obscures the power and suppleness of her language.” —The New York Times Book Review“Gish Jen’s fiction is always engaging, always necessary.” —Newsday“Nobody’s having more fun with American diversity than Gish Jen. . . . One of the greatest charms of her fiction is her position as a bemused chronicler . . . of the hugely comic potential in human nature.” —The Boston Globe“Sparkling—a gently satiric look at the American Dream and its fallout on those who pursue it.” —The New York Times“Tender and funny . . . vibrant and courageous.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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