Mona in the promised land
In this ebullient and inventive novel, Gish Jen restores multiculturalism from high concept to a fact of life. At least that's what it becomes for teenaged Mona Chang, who in 1968 moves with her newly prosperous family to Scarshill, New York, where the Chinese have become "the new Jews." What could be more natural than for Mona to take this literally--even to the point of converting? As Mona attends temple "rap" sessions and falls in love (with a nice Jewish boy who lives in a tepee), Jen introduces us to one of the most charming and sweet-spirited heroines in recent fiction, a girl who can wisecrack with perfect aplomb even when she's organizing the help in her father's pancake house. On every page of Mona in the Promised Land, Gish Jen sets our received notions spinning with a wit as dry as a latter-day Jane Austen's.
"A shining example of a multicultural message delivered with the wit and bite of art...Gish Jen creates a particular world where dim sum is as American as apple pie."--Los Angeles Times
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Review: Mona in the Promised LandUser Review - Lily - Goodreads
And this book had so much promise! Late sixties coming of age novel, the immigrant experience, theorizing religion especially Judaism...but no. This book sucked. It was like the poor man's Judy Blume ... Read full review
Review: Mona in the Promised LandUser Review - Ruby - Goodreads
Intelligent examination of race, religion, and nationality in the era of free love, told from the perspective of a 1st-generation Chinese American girl as she comes of age. If that sounds like a lot ... Read full review
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Term papers on Gish Jen's "Mona in the Promised Land", Gish Jen's ...
This paper explains that, in the novel "Mona in the Promised Land" by Gish Jen, Mona, a second-generation Asian-American, confronts the reality that she is ...
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Mona In The Promised Land - Salon.com
There's observation up the ying-yang in Gish Jen's second novel, "Mona in the Promised Land": witty observations of how the teenage Chinese-American heroine ...
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JSTOR: Mona on the Phone: The Performative Body and Racial ...
Mona in the Promised Land is univer- MELUS, Volume 28, Number 2 (Summer 2003) .... MONA IN THE PROMISED LAND ing of the body, of the body as signifier of ...
Performing identity in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land ...
My final discussion, focusing on the final scene of Mona in the Promised Land, explores its political strategy as a mode of resistance and subversion. ...
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Mona on the phone: the performative body and racial identity
When the teenage title character in Mona in the Promised Land realizes how in the popular conception Orientals are supposed to be exotically erotic,
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The birth of Mona Changowitz: rituals and ceremonies of cultural ...
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Mona Promised Land Essays - Conflicting Cultures in Gish Jen's ...
Appearing in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land, Chang finds herself in a situation that tests her identity as an American. ...