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Typical American: a novel

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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, and he has been joined by his ambitious sister, Theresa. She in turn finds him a perfect wife in beautiful and docile Helen. Together they set out to make the American dream come true in every way: making money in fast food, buying a bargain house in the suburbs, pursuing excursions into adultery. Theirs is the story of a family coming together and coming apart, and of miracles real and imagined, as Gish Jen puts her unique stamp on the American dream in this astonishingly accomplished debut.
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Grouping Title typical american
Grouping Author jen gish
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-17 04:20:45AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 04:41:58AM

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display_description "Typical American is indeed an American story, and Gish Jen's immensely intelligent, thunderously funny, truly heartbreaking novel is perhaps the best story of contemporary immigrant experience ever to grace our literature." --Jayne Anne Phillips "A marvelously insightful roller coaster ride to the dark heart of the American dream. Compounded by heartbreaking humor and exhilarating tragedy, it rings true as the stories my own relatives would recite in hushed tones around the adult banquet table." --David Henry Hwang
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subject_facet China -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction, Chinese American families -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books
title_display Typical American : a novel
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