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In this "poignant story of prejudice, betrayal and the search for identity" (Newsweek International), the trials and tribulations of these three remarkable characters are "at turns trenchantly funny and heartbreakingly sad" (Publishers Weekly). "[An] elegant and haunting debut" (Entertainment Weekly), Country of Origin is a "swirl of action, a whirl of love and sex and race and politics, local and international" (Chicago Tribune)--a "quiet literary triumph" (Booklist)

Lisa Countryman is a woman of complex origins. Half-Japanese, adopted by African American parents, she returns to Tokyo, ostensibly to research her thesis on Japan's "sad, brutal reign of conformity." When she vanishes, Tom Hurley, who is half-Korean and half-white, is assigned to her case at the American embassy, as is local cop Kenzo Ota, who is 100 percent Japanese but deemed an outsider.

Synopsis:

A dazzling debut novel by the prize-winning author of Yellow, set in the unique and exotic nightworld of Tokyo....In this "poignant story of prejudice, betrayal and the search for identity" (Newsweek International), the trials and tribulations of these three remarkable characters are "at turns trenchantly funny and heartbreakingly sad" (Publishers Weekly). "[An] elegant and haunting debut" (Entertainment Weekly), Country of Originis a "swirl of action, a whirl of love and sex and race and politics, local and international" (Chicago Tribune)'"a "quiet literary triumph" (Booklist)

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Don Lee teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Western Michigan University and lives in Kalamazoo. Yellow won the Sue Kaufman Prize and Country of Origin won the American Book Award and the Edgar Award.

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ISBN:
9780393327069
Author:
Lee, Don
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.24x5.58x.85 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A dazzling debut novel by the prize-winning author of Yellow, set in the unique and exotic nightworld of Tokyo....In this "poignant story of prejudice, betrayal and the search for identity" (Newsweek International), the trials and tribulations of these three remarkable characters are "at turns trenchantly funny and heartbreakingly sad" (Publishers Weekly). "[An] elegant and haunting debut" (Entertainment Weekly), Country of Originis a "swirl of action, a whirl of love and sex and race and politics, local and international" (Chicago Tribune)'"a "quiet literary triumph" (Booklist)
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