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The Buddha in The Attic - Julie Otsuka
The Buddha in The Attic
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Finalist for the 2011 National Book AwardJulie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine (“To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird”... show more
Finalist for the 2011 National Book AwardJulie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine (“To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird” —The New York Times) is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as ‘picture brides’ nearly a century ago. In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war. In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream. 
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780307700001
Publisher: Knopf
Edition language: English
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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author
Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author rated it
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Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
5.0 The Buddha in the Attic
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-buddha-in-attic.htmlThe Buddha in the Attic tells the history of a segment of our country. It tells the story of the "picture brides."To understand the book, you have to understand a little of the history behind it....
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 The Buddha in the Attic
Although it was sometimes hard to read because the information kept coming at me in short, almost rhythmic bursts of thought, attacking my brain with bullets of information, it was actually an amazing read because after 129 pages, I not only felt that I knew about the history of the Japanese women w...
Word to Dreams
Word to Dreams rated it
5.0 The Buddha in the Attic
Amazing book. Review to come.
byeol
byeol rated it
2.5/3
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