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Interior Chinatown

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*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2020**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*A deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. Willis Wu doesn't perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he's merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop.<br><br>Yet every day, he leaves his tiny room in Chinatown and enters the Golden Palace restaurant where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He's a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy-the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. Or is it?After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he's ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but also the buried legacy of his own family.<br><br>Infinitely inventive and deeply personal, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu's most moving, daring, and masterful novel yet. Goodreads 10 Books that 'Disrupted' the Literary Status QuoWHAT READERS ARE SAYING"What a clever, clever book this is!"-Regina on Goodreads"Truly unique."-Kevin on Amazon"*inhales sharply* *screams* This book makes me feel seen."-Sofia on Goodreads"Thoughtful, moving, and just hilarious."-Charles on Netgalley"Absolutely loved this book."-Andres on Amazon"An emotional roller coaster."-Ellen on Amazon




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