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By Pamela Thoma

ISBN-10: 1439910189

ISBN-13: 9781439910184

ISBN-10: 1439910197

ISBN-13: 9781439910191

Popular style fiction written by means of Asian American ladies and that includes Asian American characters received a industry presence within the overdue 20th and early twenty-first centuries. those “crossover” books—mother-daughter narratives, chick lit, detective fiction, and nutrients writing—attempt to bridge ethnic audiences and a broader interpreting public. In Asian American Women's renowned Literature, Pamela Thoma considers how those books either depict modern American-ness and give a contribution seriously to public discussion approximately nationwide belonging.

 

Novels similar to Michelle Yu and Blossom Kan’s China Dolls and Sonia Singh’s Goddess for Hire, or mysteries together with Sujata Massey’s Girl in a Box and Suki Kim’s The Interpreter, display Asian American women’s ambivalence concerning the trappings and prescriptions of mainstream American society. Thoma exhibits how those writers’ works handle some of the pressures on girls to regulate their roles on the subject of kinfolk and finances—reconciling the calls for of labor, customer tradition, and motherhood—in a neoliberal society.

A quantity within the American Literatures Initiative.

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