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Gish Jen’s The Resisters Book Talk with Helen Zia
February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PSTFree
A moving and important story of an America that seems ever more possible, The Resisters is also the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value–as well as their very existence. Gish will be in conversation with Helen Zia, activist/author of Last Boat Out of Shanghai and Asian American Dreams.
“The Resisters is palpably loving, smart, funny, and desperately unsettling. The novel should be required reading for the country both as a cautionary tale and because it is a stone-cold masterpiece. This is Gish Jen’s moment. She has pitched a perfect game.” –Ann Patchett
GISH JEN is the author of four previous novels, a story collection, and two works of nonfiction, the latest of which was The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap. Her honors include the Lannan Literary Award for fiction and the Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Co-presented by Oakland Asian Cultural Center, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Bay Area Chapter, Asian Health Services, and Eastwind Books of Berkeley.
FREE, $3-5 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)