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Interior Chinatown (WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020)

Interior Chinatown (WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020)
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Interior Chinatown (WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020)
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  • ISBN: 9781787703445
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WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

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.



“A funny, biting take down of the racism in the entertainment industry […] both humorous and heartrending.” Published On: 2020-11-02

“A novel that manages the rare feat of being both extravagantly experimental and a lot of fun to read.” ― The Times Published On: 2020-11-19

“From Paul Beatty’s The Sellout to Brandon Taylor’s Real Life, some of the most talked-about novels from the U.S. in recent years have been male coming-of-age narratives shaped by experiences of racism. Styled as a typewritten television script, [Interior Chinatown is a] zany spin on the genre.” Published On: 2020-11-05

“The novel is grounded by its arch comedy.” ― The Telegraph Published On: 2020-10-30

“Wrenching, hilarious, sharp, surreal, and above all, original.” -- Emily St John Mandel

“This is a hilarious book. You'll laugh at the universe Charles Yu creates, kitty-corner to our own and just so off-kilter―and then, without warning, you'll be pulled under by the riptide and everything will suddenly make beautiful, perfect, heartbreaking, unexplainable sense.” -- Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of BoJack Horseman

"One of the funniest books of the year has arrived, a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." ― The Washington Post

"Fresh and beautiful.... Interior Chinatown represents yet another stellar destination in the journey of a sui generis author of seemingly limitless skill and ambition." ― The New York Times Book Review

“An acid indictment of Asian stereotypes and a parable for outcasts feeling invisible in this fast-moving world.” Published On: 2020-10-28

"Highly inventive and hilarious." (How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe) ― The Times

Detalii
Autor YU, Charles
An apariţie 2021
Editura Europa Editions
Nr pagini 288
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: charles yu , fiction-aug