Tropic of Orange

Tropic of Orange

by Karen Tei Yamashita

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Overview

"Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents [an] intricate plot with mordant wit." — New York Times Book Review

"A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature." — Library Journal (starred review)

"Brilliant. . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes." — Booklist (starred review)

"Yamashita handles her eccentrics and the setting of their adventures with panache. David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez." — Publishers Weekly

Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it's a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself.

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: 9781566894869
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 260,650
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Karen Tei Yamashita: 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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