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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"POETIC . . . REMARKABLY HONEST . . . Mori describes her experiences with an admirable mixture of forthrightness and restraint."

--The Wall Street Journal

In an extraordinary memoir that is both a search for belonging and a search for understanding, Japanese-American author Kyoko Mori travels back to Kobe, Japan, the city of her birth, in an unspoken desire to come to terms with the memory of her mother's suicide and the family she left behind thirteen years before.

Throughout her seven-week trip, Kyoko struggles with her ever-present past and the lasting guilt over her mother's death. Although she meets with beloved cousins and other relatives, she agonizes over the frustrating relationship she barely maintains with her fierce father and selfish stepmother. Searching for answers, Kyoko attempts to find a new understanding of what her father is really like, and how it has affected her own place in two distinct worlds. As her time to leave draws near, Kyoko begins to understand that her family connections may be a powerful cry of the heart, but it is the new world that has given her escape from a lonely past and the power to believe in herself.

"[A] COMPELLING MEMOIR . . . LYRICAL."

--Seattle Times-Post Intelligencer

"ASTONISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL . . . Through the clarity filters the beauty of a large heritage that Mori is by now too American to share, but still Japanese enough to appreciate its redeeming value and to be in some measure restored by it."

--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"MAGICAL . . . ENLIGHTENING."

--San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449910436
Author:
Mori, Kyoko
Publisher:
One World
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Japanese American women.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
8625
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.73 in. .84 lbs.

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