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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. 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.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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. 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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Europa Editions
  • Seitenzahl: 288
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. November 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 211mm x 134mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 285g
  • ISBN-13: 9781787702578
  • ISBN-10: 178770257X
  • Artikelnr.: 59986592
Inhaltsangabe
ACT I
GENERIC ASIAN MAN
ACT II
INT. GOLDEN PALACE
ACT III
ETHNIC RECURRING
ACT IV
STRIVING IMMIGRANT
ACT V
KUNG FU DAD
ACT VI
THE CASE OF THE MISSING ASIAN
ACT VII
EXT. CHINATOWN
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[A] sharply observed, darkly humorous evocation of the Asian American experience.
Entertainment Weekly

Satire at its best, a shattering and darkly comic send-up of racial stereotyping in Hollywood . . . presented, perfectly, in the sharply hewed format of a screenplay. . . . Peeling back caricatures to paint vivid individual portraits, Yu eviscerates generalizations with the devastatingly specific.
Vanity Fair

Bold, even groundbreaking. . . . Interior Chinatown solders together mordant wit and melancholic whimsy to produce a moving exploration of race and assimilation.
San Francisco Chronicle

Interior Chinatown . . . recalls the humorous and heartfelt short stories of George Saunders, the metafictional high jinks of Mark Leyner, and films like The Truman Show.
The New York Times

An inventive satire about racial stereotyping.
Maureen Corrigan, NPR

Meticulously crafted. . . . Yu tells us about ourselves with his haunting depictions of the immigrant experience, familial relationships, and the abiding desire to break from the pressures of conformity and live an authentic life.
Los Angeles Review of Books

Part novel, part screenplay, part screed, and part sociology, this National Book Award winner is always funny and pretty savage.
Vulture

Yu has a devilish good time poking fun at the racially blinkered ways of Hollywood. . . . [Interior Chinatown is] rollicking fun, and its reclamation of Asian American history, with all its attendant sorrows and hopes, holds out the possibility of a new, true story ahead.
New York Journal of Books

Honest, funny, sad, and necessary satire.
Thrillist

Like nothing you ve read before a moving and transportive work abounding with risks that pay off.
InsideHook

Passionate and clever. . . . A caustic, absurd, and endearing exploration of Asian American stereotypes, police procedurals, and the immigrant experience.
Shelf Awareness

A stunning novel about identity, race, societal expectations, and crippling anxiety told with humor and affection and a deep understanding of human nature.
The Washington Independent Review of Books

Conflates history, sociology, and ethnography with the timeless evils of racism, sexism, and elitism in a multigenerational epic that s both rollicking entertainment and scathing commentary.
Booklist (starred review)
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