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San Francisco


The Resisters by Gish Jen

Funny, surprising and observant, Gish Jen is a brilliant chronicler—in both fiction and nonfiction—of America and the immigrant experience. Jen’s early novels, including her debut Typical American—a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award—are classics of American immigrant literature. Jen’s fifth novel, The Resisters, which is coming out in February, is the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value—even their very existence. A feminist baseball dystopia, it presents America’s possible future with both alarm and hope. 

Ann Patchett wrote, “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.” 

Join us for a stimulating program about an important new book.

MLF Organizer
Lillian Nakagawa

MLF: Asia Pacific Affairs

Jen photo © Basso Cannarsa

February 18, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Gish Jen
Author, The Resisters
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In Conversation with Mary Kay Magistad
Director of Audio Journalism, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism; Creator and Host, “Whose Century Is It?” Podcast; Journalist

5:30 p.m. check-in
6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing