The UC Berkeley On the Same Page program gives new students (and everyone else!) at Cal something to talk about. This year, we're all on the same page reading Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, which won the National Book Award in 2020. Learn more about the novel and the author, special events and courses relating to the theme.
"Arranged in acts and told in the second person in the form of a screenplay, “Interior Chinatown” is bold, even groundbreaking, in its form. It’s full of clever wordplay and in-jokes about the Chinese American experience. It detours through China’s recent history and America’s exclusionary immigration laws, building to a climax that marries earnest, vaguely Socratic dialogue with the Queen of Hearts’ loopy trial for tart theft in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”"
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