HCP Book Group: Interior Chinatown

For our next book we have decided to do the One Book, One Philadelphia selection, Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. The discussion meeting will be hosted by Deborah Ritter on Sunday, May 21st at 10:30am. The group will be limited to 10 people and be an in-person event only. 


About the book:chinatown
Willis Wu is a background actor in his own life. In Charles Yu's National Book Award-winning novel, written as a screenplay, Willis is simply filler. As Generic Asian Man on the cop show Black and White, he plays an often wordless part, but he wants to be so much more. He dreams of becoming a Kung Fu Guy. It's the best role possible for a man who looks like him — or so he thinks. Willis and his loved ones try to live meaningful lives in a cultural scene that was not created for them, making spaces for humor and love in their little single occupancy apartments  

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One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From April 20 to June 22, dozens of free-to-the-public events, discussions, and creative workshops will center on Charles Yu's novel, Interior Chinatown, and the youth companion titles American Born


Host / Lead Organzier: Deborah Ritter 

Date: Sunday, May 21st  from 10:30am to 12 noon

Location: Private residence near City Hall. Address will be included in confirmation email.

Coffee and tea will be provided.


Limited to 10 people. 


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10:30AM - 12:00PM Sun 21 May 2023, Eastern timezone


The Ritz Carlton, 1414 South Penn Square
1414 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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