Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s.


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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Borderline 3-stars only because I'm in love with that timeframe in the Bay Area. However, I have to say a good deal of the book struck me as confusing and at times just simply bitter. There were moments of poetry, but overall it did not hold up for me. Read full review

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User Review  - allyshaw - LibraryThing

I love this weird book, which is tedious in parts, unlikable sometimes and ambitious. I love that it devolves into this meta-spectacle, a celebration of DIY stagecraft and political happenings. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Maxine Hong Kingston, Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the 2000 William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard, on which this book is based. For her memoirs and fiction, "The Woman Warrior", "China Men", "Tripmaster Monkey", and "Hawaii One Summer", Kingston has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Pen West Award for Fiction, an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the rare title of "Living Treasure of Hawai'i." In addition, "The Fifth Book of Peace" will be published in the Spring of 2003.

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