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TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book. by  Maxine Hong Kingston - Signed First Edition - 1989. - from Bookfever.com, IOBA (SKU: 25439)

TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book.

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TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book.

by Kingston, Maxine Hong

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ISBN 10
0394568311
ISBN 13
9780394568317
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New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1989.. Fine in a fine dustjacket.. First printing. Her 4th book and first novel, set in San Francisco during the 1960s. SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp.

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Maxine Hong Kingston is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who operated a gambling house in the 1940s, when Maxine was born, and then a laundry where Kingston and her brothers and sisters toiled long hours. Kingston graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1962 from the University of California at Berkeley, and, in the same year, married actor Earll Kingston, whom she had met in an English course. The couple has one son, Joseph, who was born in 1963. They were active in antiwar activities in Berkeley, but in 1967 the Kingstons headed for Japan to escape the increasing violence and drugs of the antiwar movement. They settled instead in Hawai‘i, where Kingston took various teaching posts. They returned to California seventeen years later, and Kingston resumed teaching writing at the University of California, Berkeley. While in Hawai‘i, Kingston wrote her first two books. The Woman Warrior , her first book, was published in 1976 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award, making her a literary celebrity at age thirty-six. Her second book, China Men , earned the National Book Award. Still today, both books are widely taught in literature and other classes. Kingston has earned additional awards, including the PEN West Award for Fiction for Tripmaster Monkey , the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the National Humanities Medal, which was conferred by President Clinton, as well as the title “Living Treasure of Hawai‘i” bestowed by a Honolulu Buddhist church. Her most recent books include a collection of essays, Hawai ‘ i One Summer , and latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace . Kingston is currently Senior Lecturer Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Bookseller Inventory #
25439
Title
TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book.
Author
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Book condition
Used - Fine in a fine dustjacket.
Jacket condition
fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394568311
ISBN 13
9780394568317
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
1989.
Keywords
san francisco setting,
Bookseller catalogs
Asian and Asian American;

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