New York: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page & dated Oct. 5, 2005, 8vo, brown quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over beige boards, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting an American flag collage with Chinese symbols (including a mini-portrait of Mao), 296 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3807
Critically acclaimed debut novel by the now distinguished author.
Gish Jen, born Lilian Jen, (1955 -) is a second generation Chinese American award-winning author of novels, short stories, and a speaker. This, her FIRST novel, TYPICAL AMERICAN, the Granta Regional Finalist, deals with multi-cultural issues affecting a Chinese-American immigrant family. It was nominated for a National Books Critics' Circle Award.
SIGNED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! No remainder marks.