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When discussing Asian American writing there are two common traps:
1: Assuming that Asian stories are the same as Asian American stories. (They're not!)
2: Assuming that Asian Americans characters are just "regular people" in a story unaffected by their ethnicity.
Jade Chang's funny, effusive, heartfelt novel The Wangs vs. the World defies both traps. It's not a story about Asians, but a...