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Interior Chinatown

Interior Chinatown

Yu, Charles

Paperback

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

General FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $16.00

ISBN10: 0307948471
ISBN13: 9780307948472
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Nov 17 2020
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.64
Height: 1.10 Width: 5.10 Depth: 7.90
Language: English
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

One of the funniest books of the year. . . . A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire. --The Washington Post

From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, 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 the protagonist 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 always he is 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. Or is it?

After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he's ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family. Infinitely inventive and deeply personal, exploring the themes of pop culture, assimilation, and immigration--Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu's most moving, daring, and masterful novel yet.

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

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