Brazil-Maru

Brazil-Maru

by Karen Tei Yamashita

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Overview

"Immensely entertaining." — Newsday

"Poignant and remarkable." — Philadelphia Inquirer

"Warm, compassionate, engaging, and thought-provoking." — Washington Post

"With a subtle ominousness, Yamashita sets up her hopeful, prideful characters—and, in the process, the entire genre of pioneer lit—for a fall." — Village Voice

"A splendid multi-generational novel . . . rich in history and character." — San Francisco Chronicle

Particularly insightful." — Library Journal

"Informative and timely." — Kirkus

"Yamashita's heightened sense of passion and absurdity, and respect for inevitability and personality, infuse this engrossing multigenerational immigrant saga with energy, affection, and humor." — Booklist

"This enriching novel introduces Western readers to an unusual cultural experiment, and makes vivid a crucial chapter in Japanese assimilation into the West." — Publishers Weekly

The story of an idealistic band of Japanese immigrants, who arrive in Brazil in 1925 to carve a utopia out of the jungle. The dream of creating a new world, the cost of idealism, the symbiotic tie between a people and the land they settle, and the changes demanded by a new generation, all collide in this multigenerational saga.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566894845
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has been a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellow and co-holder of the University of California Presidential Chair for Feminist & Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. She is currently Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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