Book , Print in English

Who's Irish? : stories

Gish Jen.
  • New York : A.A. Knopf, 1999.
  • 1st ed.
  • 207 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "In eight stories, the author of Mona in the Promised Land and Typical American chronicles Chinese and other Americans as they exuberantly win, lose, love, hate, overachieve, underachieve, and generally take on America - with sometimes comic, sometimes heart-breaking results." "Life now is not what it was a generation ago, but is it any easier? A Chinese-American woman attempts to discipline her Chinese-Irish-American grandchild, only to come up against her daughter's state-of-the-art parenting. A grown man flees to China to escape his disapproving mother, "who called every day, lest he forget she was not speaking to him." A computer expert accidentally books himself into a welfare hotel. A bohemian art student turned young mother finds herself entrenched in PTA meetings and soccer games when her WASP husband opts out and takes off for the woods. A family takes its first comically disastrous steps toward joining a country club."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Who's Irish?
  • Birthmates
  • The water faucet vision
  • Duncan in China
  • Just wait
  • Chin
  • In the American society
  • House, house, home.
ISBN
  • 0375406212 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98042801
  • OCLC: 39936519