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 is the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, and The Fifth Book of Peace, among other works. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award. She worked for many years as a senior lecturer in creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kingston lives in Oakland, California.

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