Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu audiobook

Interior Chinatown: A Novel

By Charles Yu
Read by Joel de la Fuente

Random House Audio 9780307907196
4.35 Hours 1
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2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST! "One of the funniest books of the year ... a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington Post From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He’s merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that’s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more.   Playful but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet. "Fresh and beautiful ... Interior Chinatown represents yet another stellar destination in the journey of a sui generis author of seemingly limitless skill and ambition.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Paste Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Month

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of 2020's Most Anticipated Books

A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A Woman’s Day magazine pick  of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST! "One of the funniest books of the year ... a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington Post From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He’s merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that’s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more.   Playful but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet. "Fresh and beautiful ... Interior Chinatown represents yet another stellar destination in the journey of a sui generis author of seemingly limitless skill and ambition.” —The New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Joel de la Fuente gives a spectacular performance filled with drama, theatrics, and razzle-dazzle that beautifully showcases Charles Yu’s satire of Asians in America, told in a funky screenplay format…De la Fuente’s fluid segues between American and Chinese accents, storytelling, and evocation of the inner screenplay of Wu’s mind are lively and authentic sounding….[that] results in dynamic storytelling. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Actor Joel de la Fuente gives Willis’ inner monologue a compelling lightness…Interior Chinatown hits the sweet spot for an inventive listening experience.” Paste magazine (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Yu

Author Bio: Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which was named one of the best books of the year by Time magazine. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His work has been published in the New York Times, Playboy, and Slate, among other periodicals.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English