Who’s Irish Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) by Gish Jen
By: Gish Jen
Print ISBN: 9780375705922, 0375705929
eText ISBN: 9780307826541, 0307826546
The stories in Who’s Irish? show us the children of immigrants looking wonderingly at their parents’ efforts to assimilate, while the older generation asks how so much selfless hard work on their part can have yielded them offspring who’d sooner drop out of life than succeed at it. With dazzling wit and compassion, Gish Jen—author of the acclaimed novels Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land—looks at ambition and compromise at century’s end and finds that much of the action is as familiar—and as strange—as the things we know to be most deeply true about ourselves.