Who's Irish?: Stories

Who's Irish?: Stories

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Author/Contributor(s): Jen, Gish
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 06/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
In this dazzling collection of short stories, the award-winning author of the acclaimed novels Thank You, Mr. Nixon and Mona in the Promised Land--presents a sparkling ... gently satiric look at the American Dream and its fallout on those who pursue it (The New York Times).

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 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.