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Mona in the promised land

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1996.
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English
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In this ebullient and inventive novel, Gish Jen restores multiculturalism from high concept to a fact of life. At least that's what it becomes for teenaged Mona Chang, who in 1968 moves with her newly prosperous family to Scarshill, New York, where the Chinese have become the new Jews. What could be more natural than for Mona to take this literally--even to the point of converting? As Mona attends temple rap sessions and falls in love (with a nice Jewish boy who lives in a tepee), Jen introduces us to one of the most charming and sweet-spirited heroines in recent fiction, a girl who can wisecrack with perfect aplomb even when she's organizing the help in her father's pancake house. On every page of Mona in the Promised Land, Gish Jen sets our received notions spinning with a wit as dry as a latter-day Jane Austen's.A shining example of a multicultural message delivered with the wit and bite of art...Gish Jen creates a particular world where dim sum is as American as apple pie.--Los Angeles Times
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9780679776505
9780679445890
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Chinese American families -- New York (State) -- Westchester County -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- Westchester County -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Girls -- New York (State) -- Westchester County -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Westchester County (N.Y.) -- Fiction
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