Thank you, Mr. Nixon : stories
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New York [New York] : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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256 pages ; 22 cm
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South Holiday Branch Library - BOOK - Adult
F JEN
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Published
New York [New York] : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Copyright page.
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In her first collection of stories since the acclaimed Who's Irish?, the beloved author of The Resisters refracts the fifty years since the opening of China through the lives of ordinary people. Beginning with a cheery, kindly letter penned by a Chinese girl in heaven to 'poor Mr. Nixon' in hell, Gish Jen embarks on an eleven-story journey through U.S.-Chinese relations, capturing not only the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change, but the all-too-human encounters that ensue as East meets West. Opal Chen reunites with her sisters in China after a hiatus of almost forty years; American Arnie Hsu clashes with his Chinese girlfriend Lulu Koo, who wonders why Americans 'like to walk around in the woods with the mosquitoes'; Tina and Johnson Koo take wholly surprising measures to reestablish contact when their 'number one daughter,' Bobby, stops answering her phone in New York; and Betty Koo, brought up on 'no politics, just make money,' finds she must square her mother's philosophy with the repression in Hong Kong. With their profound compassion, equally profound humor, and unexpected connections, these masterful stories reflect history's shifting shadow over our boldest decisions and most intimate moments.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jen, G. (2022). Thank you, Mr. Nixon: stories (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jen, Gish. 2022. Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories. Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jen, Gish. Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jen, Gish. Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.

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