“We all make choices throughout our lives, choosing different paths to follow, different roles to play. But who selects the options we choose from? Interior Chinatown is like a rapier taken to stereotypes that inhabit society's attitudes towards Asian Americans. The main character, Willis Wu, is a minor actor in an ongoing cop drama who wants to be more than a generic Asian male in the background, maybe even someday becoming "Kung Fu Guy". The novel bounces back and forth between the script Wu is inhabiting and an interior monologue . And one of the strengths of this book, for the reader, is how thin the line sometimes feels between these stereotypical roles that Willis is acting, and the ridiculousness of the particular situation. Interior Chinatown is a brilliant novel, one that challenged this reader in the best possible ways”Martin, Green Apple Books
“It is not a typical summer, pool-side novel; but this is no typical summer. For anyone who has found in quarantine an occasion to move inward, reflect, and stir, this novel might be a welcomed companion. The insistent interiority of the narrator is simultaneously evasive, mournful, self-interrogating and playful: a tone that Eimear McBride captures stunningly in voicing her audiobook. Don't be fooled: the shortness of this read belies its lingering end.”Ashley, Leaves Book and Tea Shop
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