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Interior Chinatown, a novel by author Charles Yu

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"From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play."

CHARLES YU is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020  National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional  Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He  received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers  Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for  shows on FX, AMC, and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New YorkerThe  New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other publicationsHis most recent  novel is Interior Chinatown.

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