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The Resource The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic

Label
The Buddha in the Attic
Title
The Buddha in the Attic
Statement of responsibility
Julie Otsuka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For FictionNational Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistA New York Times Notable BookA gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as "picture brides" nearly a century ago. 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. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times
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
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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.
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393978
Cataloging source
BT
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1962-
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Otsuka, Julie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Buddha in the Attic
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307700469
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Buddha in the Attic
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307700469
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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