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Gish Jen

Fiction

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.

| Subject Matter: Ethnicity, Chinese-American, Culture, Religion | Interview Year: 1997 | Genre: Fiction |

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