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Who's Irish? Stories (Paperback)

Author:  Gish Jen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375705929
ISBN-13: 9780375705922
Sku: 30589804
Publish Date: 6/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  224
Age Range:  NA
In this collection of stories from the author of "Typical American" and "Mona in the Promised Land", children of immigrants look wonderingly at their parents' efforts to assimilate, while the older generation questions why their offspring would sooner drop out of life than succeed at it.
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A first anthology of short stories by the author of Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land captures the lives and fortunes of Chinese Americans as they make their way through American society. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Author Bio
Gish Jen
Gish Jen grew up in Scarsdale, New York, the daughter of Chinese immigrant parents. She is a graduate of Harvard University. After a period of indecision, during which she worked in publishing, spent time in China, and briefly attended Stanford Business School, Jen received an MFS from the University of Iowa. In 1983, she married David O'Connor, a software engineer.


Times Literary Supplement
"...Jen's spry comedy comes from being able to look at Chinese and American cultures with both an outsider's and an insider's eye....Jen's fictions are reliably intelligent, funny, lively and true; they are not, however, always well shaped, and she does not seem altogether comfortable with the short-story form." - Sylvia Brownrigg 07/30/1999

London Review of Books
"Jen's plots are so brazenly unlikely that occasionally one can't help wondering whether she isn't sending up the ideal of racial harmony, which seems to be the underlying theme--message, even--in all of them. But no one who wasn't sincere could have concocted the embarrassing last paragraphs of 'House, House, Home'." - Gabriele Annan 01/06/2000

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Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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