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Typical American

Author: Gish Jen
Publisher: New York : Plume, 1992.
Series: Plume contemporary fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Yefing Chang becomes Ralph Chang in America and begins a hard struggle to achieve the American dream-- a career, a family and a home of his own. In poverty, he succeeds finally to win a doctoral degree, a college position, a happy marriage to Helen, two delightful daughter, and a close reunion with his older sister, Theresa. The dream becomes a nightmare when he meets Grover Ding whose corrupt influence over Ralph  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gish Jen
ISBN: 0452267749 9780452267749 0395546893 9780395546895 9780307389220 0307389227
OCLC Number: 24429101
Description: 296 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Plume contemporary fiction.
Responsibility: Gish Jen.

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A novel portraying the Chinese immigrant experience in America follows the fortunes of the Chang family as they adjust to the freedom of America and become caught up in suburban life, greed, and the  Read more...

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