Mona in the promised land by Gish Jen

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Subjects:

  • Chinese Americans,
  • Chinese American families,
  • Girls,
  • Bildungsromans,
  • Fiction

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Unhappy with her own ethnic group, Mona Chang, a Chinese-American, decides to become a Jew. After all, if one has to live as a minority, choose the best. A witty look at ethnicity, multiculturalism and the melting pot. By the author of Typical American.

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StatementGish Jen
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.E474 M66 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. ;
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24870519M
ISBN 100679445897
ISBN 109780679445890
LC Control Number95044447
OCLC/WorldCa33333852

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