The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Gish Jen on Her Novel World and Town Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/105481/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Gish Jen discusses her latest novel, World and Town. It tells the story of Hattie Kong, who has lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. She moves to a new town and meets up with others looking for a new start.