Title: The Love Wife
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
First edition, stated. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "Gish Jen." Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95); "Signed by the author / Harvard Book Store" sticker on front panel; corner crease to front flap, else fine. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001888
Synopsis: From the highly praised author of Mona in the Promised Land and Who?s Irish??a generous, funny, explosive novel about the new ?half-half? American family.
Here is Carnegie Wong, second-generation Chinese American warm heart and funny guy. Here is his WASP wife, the delicious ?za-za-vavoomy? Blondie. Here are their two adopted Asian daughters, and their half-half bio son. And here is Mama Wong, Carnegie?s no-holds-barred mother, who, eternally opposed to his marriage, has arranged from her grave for a mainland Chinese relation to come look after the kids. Is this woman, as Carnegie claims, a nanny? Or is she, as Blondie fears, something else?
What happens as Carnegie and Blondie try to incorporate the ambiguous new arrival into their already complicated lives is touchingly, brilliantly, intricately told.
Powerfully evoking the contemporary American family in all its fragility and strength, Gish Jen has given us her most exuberant and accomplished novel.
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