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Gish Jen

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Gish Jen is the author of the novels Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, The Love Wife and Who's Irish, a book of stories. Her honors include the Lannan Award for Fiction and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
Gish Jen recommends
Mary B (2018)
Katherine J Chen
"Mary B is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of one of Elizabeth Bennet's sisters. It is a retelling for our time--bold, provocative, and thrilling. Bravo!"
Must I Go (2020)
Yiyun Li
"A portrait of resilience like no other, Must I Go takes Yiyun Li—and the reader—into entirely new emotional territory. Bracing and almost unnervingly perceptive, this is wisdom literature for our time."

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