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The Love Wife by Gish Jen [in AsianWeek]

Love WifeJen’s third novel is a bittersweet examination of the Wongs, a complicated Chinese American family with a father named Carnegie (!), a Caucasian mother called Blondie, two Asian adoptee daughters, and one towheaded birthson. Jen’s prose – written as a series of interwoven dialogues – has a sense of whimsy and delight that almost overshadows, though never diminishes, the seriousness of what happens to the memorable Wongs … read on.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, October 8, 2004

Readers: Adult

Published: 2004

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