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Interior Chinatown: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020

by Charles Yu

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Published 5th November 2020, 288 pages
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WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

A deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, and escaping the roles we are forced to play-by the author of the infinitely inventive How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe .

Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even 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 he is always 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. At least that’s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more .

Playful but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet.

Details

Interior Chinatown: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020
by Charles Yu

ISBN
9781787702578

Publisher
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Nov. 5, 2020

Page count
288 pages