The Buddha in the Attic

By: Julie Otsuka

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As New/ Fine condition. Beautiful 1st Edition. red boards with silver gilt print on spine and inlay design on boards. 1st edition as stated in book. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award Julie Otsukas 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.

Title: The Buddha in the Attic

Author Name: Julie Otsuka

Categories: Fiction-General, Fiction-Popular, Fiction-Historical,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. knopf: 2011

ISBN Number: 0307700003

ISBN Number 13: 9780307700001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Size: 8x6x1>

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 000705

Keywords: Otsuka, Historical Fiction, Cultural-Japan