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Mona In the Promised Land

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

The author of Typical Americans sets readers' notions of cultural diversity and ethnic identity spinning in Mona in the Promised Land. Moving to Scarshill, New York, with her newly prosperous family, Mona Chang discovers that, in 1968, the Chinese have become the "new Jews."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679776505
Author:
Jen, Gish
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Westchester County (N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Girls -- New York (State) -- Westchester County -- Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage,1997. - English 9780679776505 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Typical Americans sets readers' notions of cultural diversity and ethnic identity spinning in Mona in the Promised Land. Moving to Scarshill, New York, with her newly prosperous family, Mona Chang discovers that, in 1968, the Chinese have become the "new Jews."
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