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Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction - 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.
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.
Author: Charles Yu
"[Interior Chinatown is] comedic. It's literary. It's weird and experimental . . . a kind of a George Saundersesque alternate reality. It's all of those things, but maybe mostly, it's allegory . . . The details meticulously crafted, render a universe that feels complete to the touch."--Pete Hsu, Los Angeles Review of Books
"[A] sharply observed, darkly humorous evocation of the Asian American experience that blurs the line between performative acts and literal small-screen performances."--Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"Inspired . . . [an] inventive drama about an Asian actor who dreams of becoming a star. . . . In spare but moving prose, [Yu] describes life among Asian Americans living as so-called foreigners [and] examines the history of bigotry against immigrants in the West for centuries. . . . An acid indictment of Asian stereotypes and a parable for outcasts feeling invisible in this fast-moving world."--Kirkus Reviews