No story in Who’s Irish? is the tour de force that "Switch" was. In an overlong account of a mixed marriage ("House, House, Home"), Jen’s observations turn mundane. The form is unforgiving; if you live by the bon mot, you die without it. But two linked vignettes about Mona’s father are priceless. Mona’s sister narrates. If she lacks Mona’s outspokenness, she compensates with moments of mystic vision. A fluorescent polo shirt thrown in a swimming pool bounces "back up into the air like a surreal fountain" before it sinks. Seemingly mired in his Chinese past, the immigrant father proves more adaptable, and perhaps more admirable, than his daughters had imagined.