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'Interior Chinatown' Puts That Guy In The Background Front And Center

Charles Yu's new novel follows a TV actor who often gets stuck playing generic Asian men. Yu says he was inspired by shows that set episodes in Chinatown — but keep Asian actors in the background.
Source: Beth Novey

Willis Wu is often seen as a generic Asian Man in a restaurant or the background of a crime scene on a television drama called Black and. You kind of know the show: She's an accomplished young detective, he's a third-generation cop, together they are Black and White, and they solve impossible cases.

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