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Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

The complicated cocktail of restaurant culture, immigrant culture, and the tension between tradition and the American dream form a potent mix in Li’s debut novel. A vividly-crafted peek behind the curtain of a family-run Chinese restaurant, the story follows Jimmy as he tries to sell the business his father built in favor of a more modern Asian-fusion spot and clashes with his family, all while wrangling a wayward waitstaff, oversexed busboys, his disaffected niece, and a Machiavellian godfather figure who could derail the whole scheme.

Available June 19. Pre-Order

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