Interior Chinatown - Charles Yu

Interior Chinatown Summary

Written By Charles Yu

Readers Score: 4/5
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Rated by 68 Readers

Interior Chinatown Book Summary

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2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"One of the funniest books of the year. . . . A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington Post

Soon to be a Hulu series: from the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, 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 the protagonist 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 always he is 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. Or is it?

After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family. Infinitely inventive and deeply personal, exploring the themes of pop culture, assimilation, and immigration—Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterful 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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Interior Chinatown is a Fiction & Literature book, written By Charles Yu. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 68 Readers who strongly recommends this book.


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  • Unusual Little Gem

    5
    By 12345qwertfdsa
    This book has such an unusual construction! It was very entertaining with plenty of humor thrown in to offset the heartbreak of the immigrants stories. The information about anti-miscegenation laws in the US was really an eye-opener. After reading this book, I saw an ad for Disney’s Mulan II and cringed!

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  • Unusual Little Gem

    5
    By 12345qwertfdsa
    This book has such an unusual construction! It was very entertaining with plenty of humor thrown in to offset the heartbreak of the immigrants stories. The information about anti-miscegenation laws in the US was really an eye-opener. After reading this book, I saw an ad for Disney’s Mulan II and cringed!