The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER PEN/FAULKER AWARD WINNER The acclaimed author of The Swimmers and When the Emperor Was Divine tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” a century ago in this "understated masterpiece ... that unfolds with great emotional power" (San Francisco Chronicle).

In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war.

Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
August 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Hankanon ,

Powerful

While not as lyrical as her previous novel this is still a powerful work... for those not familiar with the history of Japanese immigrants to California and their struggles to be accepted and later the interment of them and their descendants during WW2 this should perhaps be a prequel for her first novel ‘when the emperor was divine’....

mskeeep ,

The Buddah in the Attic

I love her writing. Lean, passionate, deeply poetic. I followed the excerpts of this book in Harpers and Granta earlier this year anxious to read the whole book. It does not disappoint. Highly recommended!

Sandkisses ,

The Buddha in the Attic

This is the absolute worst book I have ever purchased. Her writing style is painfully repetitive, much like beating my head with a hammer. The characters do not have names or defined personalities, since everyone is grouped as a "we." Don't waste your device"s space by downloading this book even if it is for free!

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