Picking Bones from Ash: A Novel
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Worthy but dull.
Picking Bones from Ash is one of those subtle stories that has more depth than a reader initially realizes. Not just a ghost story, this is ultimately a story about family - what brings one together and what tears one apart. For those unfamiliar with Japan and their culture, Ms. Mockett introduces t...
I picked this one up at random and found it surprisingly good, with believable characters, broad emotional range, insight into cultural boundaries, and just the right level of narrative tension to keep me interested.
This novel uses a story about three generations of women to explore Japanese culture and its differences from Western culture. Using the three perspectives of the grandmother (born and lived in Japan), the mother (born in Japan but exposed to Western culture), and the daughter (born and raised in t...
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