One of our favorites, since her debut with Typical American nearly thirty years ago, the indomitable Gish Jen makes this welcome Seattle return, this evening to Hugo House, as part of its Words Work craft series. Evidence of her own remarkable skill at craft is abundantly apparent in her just-released novel, The Resisters (Knopf).
“In this astutely realized and unnervingly possible depiction of a near-future world, Jen masterfully entwines shrewd mischief, knowing compassion, and profound social critique in a suspenseful tale encompassing baseball ardor, family love, newly insidious forms of racism and tyranny, and a wily and righteous movement that declares “RIGHT MAKES MIGHT.” --Booklist.
“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.
Presented by Hugo House. We will be there with The Resisters and Gish Jen’s remarkable body of work.