Thank You, Mr. Nixon Pdf Summary
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. Gradually accruing the power of a novel as it proceeds, Thank You, Mr. Nixon furnishes yet more proof of Gish Jen’s enduring place among the most eminent of American storytellers.
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About Gish Jen Author Of Thank You Mr. Nixon pdf Book
Gish Jen Author Of Thank You Mr. Nixon pdf Book grew up in New York, where she spoke more Yiddish than Chinese. She has been featured in a PBS American Masters program on the American novel. Her distinctions also include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, and a Radcliffe Institute fellowship. She was awarded a Lannan Literary Prize in 1999 and received a Harold and Mildred Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, she has published in the New Yorker and other magazines.
John Updike selected a story of Jen’s for The Best American Short Stories of The Century. Her newest book, Tiger Writing, is based on the Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization, which she delivered at Harvard University in 2012.
Thank You Mr. Nixon pdf, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Knopf (February 1, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593319893
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593319895
- Item Weight : 1.03 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.81 x 1.16 x 8.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #432 in Short Stories Anthologies
- #1,284 in Short Stories (Books)
- #4,112 in Literary Fiction (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars 83 ratings
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