Gish Jen unveils The Love Wife at BookExpo America
The widely celebrated talent of Asian-American author Gish Jen was on full display at BookExpo America 2004, where she presented her new novel, The Love Wife (Knopf; September, 2004). Mixing wit with an eye for details that tell the story in an economy of style, Jen talked about her need to put everyone and everything in her day-to-day life 'out in the hall' in order to write her deeply personal fiction. Offering insight into the characters in her new novel, Jen described how the characters evolved, and talked about family and its many-layered meanings. Afterward, Jen signed books for fans and spoke to PubBuzz about the books she was reading.
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