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  • Hattie Kong, the main character in Gish Jen's new novel, is the daughter of an American missionary and a Chinese man descended from Confucius.

    Scenes From Provincial Life

  • In "World and Town," novelist Gish Jen explores the lives of Asian immigrants in small-town America.

    Scenes From Provincial Life

  • In a 1991 essay, novelist Gish Jen called him a yellow Uncle Tom: "Don't worry, he seems to say, no one's going to go making any trouble."

    America's No. 1 Chinese Son

  • Here are a few authors you might try, Erica, not in any particular order: Valerie Martin, Gish Jen, Susan Cheever, Francine Prose, Diane

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  • Gish Jen is the author of Typical American, Mona in the Promised

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  • The Things They Carried, and Gish Jen, who read from her book,

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  • Coraghessan Boyle, Leslie Marmon Silko, Edward P. Jones, Jayne Anne Philipps, Sandra Cisneros, Gish Jen, Susan Minot, Lorrie Moore, Jill McCorkle, Jonathan Lethem and Sherman Alexie--the U.S. authors included in the bilingual U.S. fiction anthology.


  • The judges were Ireland's Colm Toibin, the Chinese-American author Gish Jen and India's Pankaj Mishra.

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