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Who's Irish? Stories

Summary Who's Irish? Stories

Ir part can have yielded them offspring who'd sooner drop out of life than succeed at itWith dazzling wit and compassion Gish Jen author of the acclaimed novels Typical American and Mona in t. Dazzling Eight short stories focused essentially on the Chinese experience in America with one on the Chinese American experience in China The title stemming from a Chinese woman's view of the Irish American family her daughter married into is misleading Expertly articulated; Jen has a gift for rendering tiny details with exuisite flair in her depictions of foreignness and alienation The final story House House Home flips the script with the protagonist getting a new perspective on foreignness from a Hawaiian man she falls for Not by design but I happen to not read many or enough female authors Who's Irish offers a very uniue and feminine perspective on every page and I loved it

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He Promised Land looks at ambition and compromise at century's end and finds that much of the action is as familiar and as strange as the things we know to be most deeply true about ourselves. Rating is for “Who’s Irish”

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The stories in Who's Irish show us the children of immigrants looking wonderingly at their parents' efforts to assimilate while the older generation asks how so much selfless hard work on the. I really enjoyed this book Although from skimming the other reviews it seems like some felt that Jen is better suited to novels than short stories I disagree Sometimes Jen's novels feel a little schizophrenic to me in the middle like Jen loses her attention span and is racing around from perspective to perspective In the short stories obviously Jen doesn't need to maintain her attention span through 300 pages and I feel the book is better for it I really enjoy Jen's writing style and her perspectives on interracial relationships She does have an uncanny ability to see through the eyes of many different kinds of people and to make each viewpoint seem real and valid

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