World and Town by Gish Jen
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World and Town Summary
Hattie Kong - the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China - has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium."
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"Starred Review. Jen's prose is unique, dense, and enthralling, and her characters are marvels of authenticity." - Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
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Gish Jen Author Biography
Gish Jen was born in Long Island, New York in 1955, a second-generation Chinese-American. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in English and later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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