The fictional Beijing Duck House restaurant plays a central role in Lillian Li’s impressive debut. Illustration: Mario Riviera
The fictional Beijing Duck House restaurant plays a central role in Lillian Li’s impressive debut. Illustration: Mario Riviera

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Hope, conflict, struggle: Chinese-American experience laid bare in elegant debut novel

Number One Chinese Restaurant is an acutely observed character study of friendships forged in a fiery workplace

Topic |   Chinese authors
The fictional Beijing Duck House restaurant plays a central role in Lillian Li’s impressive debut. Illustration: Mario Riviera
The fictional Beijing Duck House restaurant plays a central role in Lillian Li’s impressive debut. Illustration: Mario Riviera
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