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The Resource The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka

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The Buddha in the attic
Title
The Buddha in the attic
Statement of responsibility
Julie Otsuka
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the new lives of "picture brides" immigrating from Japan to America: the arduous voyage by boat, where the girls trade photos of their husbands and imagine uncertain futures in an unknown land ... their arrival in San Francisco and the tremulous first nights with their new husbands, backbreaking toil as migrant workers in the fields and in the homes of white women ... the struggle to learn a new language and culture, giving birth and raising children who come to reject their heritage, and, finally, the arrival of war, and the agonizing prospect of their internment
Summary
Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment
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Storyline
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Award
  • David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction, 2011
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book 2011
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
129 p.
Isbn
9780307700001
Lccn
2011013568
System control number
(OCoLC)693809642
Label
The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
129 p.
Isbn
9780307700001
Lccn
2011013568
System control number
(OCoLC)693809642

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