Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19970812
Gish Jen talks about her novel Mona in the Promised Land, which turns ideas about ethnicity upside down as she describes a young, first-generation Chinese-American who becomes Jewish. Jen also talks about how humor and her own life led to inspiration for the book.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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