Jade Chang. Picture: Emma McIntyre

Interview: Jade Chang’s Wangs Vs the World tells a different immigrant story

The Los Angeles-based journalist’s first novel got rejected by every agent she sent it to, but her second, about a Chinese-American family’s wild road trip after they lose their fortune in the Great Recession, is shaping up to be one of the biggest books of 2016

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Jade Chang. Picture: Emma McIntyre
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Alison Singh Gee

Alison Singh Gee

Alison Singh Gee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and author. Her Hong Kong-India memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince and the Search for Home (2013), about her comic and complex relationship with her husband's 19th-century Indian palace, was a National Geographic Traveler book of the month. She was a features writer for People magazine, and has written for Vanity Fair, InStyle, Marie Claire, the International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. In the 1990s, she was a features writer for the South China Morning Post Sunday magazine. She is presently working on her second memoir, Cooking for the Maharani: Four Continents, Six Iconic Chefs and One Tall Glass of Revenge. Picture: Larsen&Talbert