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MONA IN THE PROMISED LAND.

Jen, Gish.

ISBN 10: 0679445897 / ISBN 13: 9780679445890
Published by KNOPF. NY 1996, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. REVIEW COPY. (Slip & publicity release laid-in) Fine in dj. Author's SECOND novel. Bookseller Inventory # 7097

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Title: MONA IN THE PROMISED LAND.

Publisher: KNOPF. NY 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

In 1968, the Chang family moves to posh Scarshill, New York, where the rhodendrons are as big as the Chang family's old bathroom, and nobody trims the forsythia into little can shapes. This takes some getting used to--especially since there's also a new social landscape, with a hot line, a mystery caller, and a temple youth group full of radical ideas. From the author of Typical American.

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Gish Jen's second novel is populated by characters who "switch" ethnicity almost as if they were changing their hairstyles. The main character, Mona Chang, whose parents were featured in Jen's first effort, Typical American, acts Chinese for her American schoolmates and then converts to Judaism and becomes known as Changowitz. Then there's Naomi, a black woman who teaches Mona's Chinese-American sister about being Chinese. Jen's casual style and deftness with different voices make this a rich and compelling novel.

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