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Typical American : a novel

Author: Gish Jen
Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Contemporaries, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage Contemporaries edView all editions and formats
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The Chang family comes to the United States with no real intention of staying; however, when the Communists take over China in 1949, Ralph Chang begins to look at the American dream in a whole new light.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gish Jen
ISBN: 9780307389220 0307389227
OCLC Number: 210227199
Description: 296 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1: Sweet Rebellion: --
A boy with his hands over his ears --
A boy with his hat over his crotch --
Love --
These things happen --
In the basement --
Deliverance --
Theresa --
The deliverance, continued --
Part 2: The House Holds: --
Helen, far from home --
New life --
A chill --
Plans for Theresa --
The imagineer --
Love at first sight --
Grover at the wheel --
Waiting --
Helen is home --
Progress at last --
Part 3: This New Life: --
Chang-Kees --
Ralph at the wheel --
Ardor --
Examinations --
Love animates --
The new house --
Tenure --
On the milk box --
Part 4: Structural Weakening: --
Mystery --
Ralph is answered --
A brand of alchemy, indeed --
Music to their ears --
Once a Chang-Kee --
Helen, breathing --
Ralph has an idea --
A pinch in time --
Living by the numbers --
Constructions --
Watching the overhead --
Part 5: A Man To Sit At Supper And Never Eat: --
A man of steel --
Helen's house --
A black hole --
The whole family, together --
In the cat house --
Things fall out --
Feeding the dog --
Down the white hall --
The order, lost --
Faith.
Responsibility: Gish Jen.

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The Chang family comes to the United States with no real intention of staying; however, when the Communists take over China in 1949, Ralph Chang begins to look at the American dream in a whole new light.

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