Interior Chinatown / Charles Yu.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      YU, C. Interior Chinatown. First edition. [s. l.]: Pantheon Books, 2020. ISBN 9780307907196. Disponível em: Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yu C. Interior Chinatown. First edition. Pantheon Books; 2020. Accessed August 8, 2020.
    • APA:
      Yu, C. (2020). Interior Chinatown (First edition.). Pantheon Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yu, Charles. 2020. Interior Chinatown. First edition. Pantheon Books.
    • Harvard:
      Yu, C. (2020) Interior Chinatown. First edition. Pantheon Books. Available at: (Accessed: 8 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yu, C 2020, Interior Chinatown, First edition., Pantheon Books, viewed 8 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yu, Charles. Interior Chinatown. First edition., Pantheon Books, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yu, Charles. Interior Chinatown. First edition. Pantheon Books, 2020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yu C. Interior Chinatown [Internet]. First edition. Pantheon Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1

*Starred Review* The cover designates that this is a novel in both Chinese and English, but Yu's (Sorry Please Thank You, 2012) fiction defies easy labels. This hybrid conflates history, sociology, and ethnography with the timeless evils of racism, sexism, and elitism in a multigenerational epic that's both rollicking entertainment and scathing commentary. Willis Wu is an (Asian) actor, which means he's easily disposable, utterly indistinguishable. Never mind that he's American-by-birth, he's still expected to be fluent in accented English and "do the face of Great Shame on command." He's currently on set at Black and White (which stars a "black dude cop" and "white lady cop"), relegated to playing variations of the generic Asian man. Meanwhile, his parents' careers as mostly old Asian woman and old Asian man remain stuck in a loop of stifling casting. The struggles continue as Willis falls in love, marries, and becomes a father, all the while holding on to that someday dream of finally becoming the Kung Fu guy. Resembling a script, complete with a classic typewriter font, Yu's tale ingeniously draws on real-life Hollywood dead ends for Asian American actors, including, quite possibly, Kelvin Yu, the author's younger brother,. As preposterous as many scenes may seem, their sobering reality will resonate with savvy readers. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 August

Willis Wu wants to be Kung Fu Guy but is resigned to being Generic Asian Man. At the restaurant where he works, the cop show Black and White is perpetually in production, and Willis's chance at the spotlight gives him a new understanding of the secret history of both Chinatown and his own family. From a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree, who authored the Campbell Memorial Award runner-up How To Live Safely in a ScienceFictional Universe and writes for Westworld and Here and Now.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.