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The Resource The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka

Label
The Buddha in the attic
Title
The Buddha in the attic
Statement of responsibility
Julie Otsuka
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In six unforgettable, incantatory sections, the novel traces their new lives as "picture brides": 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
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
393978
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otsuka, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.T88
LC item number
B83 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mail order brides
  • Japanese
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/the-buddha-in-the-attic-by-julie-otsuka/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780307744425
Lccn
2011013568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 693809642
  • (OCoLC)693809642
Label
The Buddha in the attic, Julie Otsuka
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/the-buddha-in-the-attic-by-julie-otsuka/
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780307744425
Lccn
2011013568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 693809642
  • (OCoLC)693809642

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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