Thank You, Mr. Nixon
Explore the fifty years since the opening of China through the lives of ordinary people in this collection of eleven stories. Starting with a letter to "poor Mr. Nixon" in hell, Gish Jen captures the all-too-human encounters that ensue as East meets West. With humor and compassion, characters navigate U.S.-Chinese relations in surprising and profound ways, reflecting history's shadow over our most intimate moments. Jen's masterful storytelling proves why she is one of America's most eminent storytellers.
2022-06-03T20:47:33.000ZBook tweet: just finished "Thank You, Mr. Nixon" by Gish Jen. Blown away by the interconnected stories about the US, China, and generations of families going back and forth between the two countries. – source