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The Love Wife by Gish Jen
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Jul 29, 11

An overall, fair and well-executed novel though it's a tad too long and redundant at times. It's the same old story of an immigrant trying to assimilate themselves into American culture, trying to stay within traditional culture; breaking out of tradition; bla bla bla. The reason why I would recommend this novel is that its a light read, funny at times, and actually does not stereotype its Asian characters as one-dimensional archetypes of the foreigner-survivor traits that so many novels about Asian-American life tend to have, a la, Amy Tan and The Joy Luck Club.

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