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Interior Chinatown

| Pantheon Books | 1/28/2020

ISBN-10 : F882637396   ISBN-13 : 9780307907196   List Price : $25.95

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"One of the funniest books of the year has arrived, a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." &;The Washington Post

"Fresh and beautiful . . . Interior Chinatown represents yet another stellar destination in the journey of a sui generis author of seemingly limitless skill and ambition.&; &;Jeff VanderMeer, The New York Times Book Review


From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.

Willis Wu doesn&;t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He&;s merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He&;s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy&;the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that&;s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more.
 
Playful but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu&;s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet.

A stereotyped character actor stumbles into the spotlight before uncovering surprising links between his family and the secret history of Chinatown. By the award-winning author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

"From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play."--

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0307907198
  • ISBN-13: 9780307907196
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 5.63 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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