Interior Chinatown

Title

Interior Chinatown

Description

"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." - Publisher description. This book has won the 2021 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Fiction).

Creator

Yu, Charles

Publisher

Pantheon Books2020

Date

2020

Language

eng

Type

text; book

Identifier

9780307907196

Position: 479 (40 views)

Files

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Citation

Yu, Charles, “Interior Chinatown,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed September 26, 2022, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/772.