Short stories by Gish Jen
Gish Jen has published short work in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and dozens of other periodicals, anthologies and textbooks. Her work has been chosen for The Best American Short Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel and is widely taught.
Jen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living; she has also delivered the William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Harvard.
THANK YOU, MR NIXON is her ninth book.
Listing 4 stories.
In the 1990s, after he ends ends up in a welfare hotel during a convention and is injured by a group of teenagers, an Asian American businessman thinks about his recent divorce and rethinks his current career.
A pregnant narrator navigates her Chinese in-law’s opinions about America when they come to visit before she gives birth.
Two Chinese-American brothers buy and repair a broken-down home for their parents to move into, but they deeply disagree on how to execute their plan.
Following her mother's death, a Chinese American woman relives her childhood days, halved between Catholic school and her parents' disintegrating marriage. She remembers her old ability to make unlikely miracles happen.