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Who's Irish?

Who's Irish?

(1999)
A collection of stories by

 
In eight wonderfully alive stories, the acclaimed author of Mona in the Promised Land and Typical American chronicles Chinese and other Americans as they exuberantly win, lose, love, hate, overachieve, underachieve, and generally take on America--with sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking results.

Life now is not what it was a generation ago, but is it any easier? A Chinese-American woman attempts to discipline her Chinese-Irish-American grandchild, only to come up against her daughter's state-of-the-art parenting. A grown man flees to China to escape his disapproving mother, "who called every day, lest he forget she was not speaking to him." A computer expert accidentally books himself into a welfare hotel. A bohemian art student turned young mother finds herself entrenched in PTA meetings and soccer games when her WASP husband opts out and takes off for the woods. A family takes its first comically disastrous steps toward joining a country club. The stories in Who's Irish? prove once again that Gish Jen is an essential writer for our time--a writer who moves and entertains us as she updates the American Dream.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Who's Irish?: Stories
Author(s): Gish Jen
ISBN: 1439501904 / 9781439501900 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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May 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Who's Irish?: Stories
Author(s): Gish Jen
ISBN: 0375406212 / 9780375406218 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

June 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Who's Irish?: Stories
Author(s): Gish Jen
ISBN: 0375705929 / 9780375705922 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Who's Irish?
Author(s): Gish Jen
ISBN: 1862072760 / 9781862072763 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Who's Irish?: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Gish Jen

Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

 


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