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Publisher Comments:

?Japan itself is the comic hero of American Fuji?sweet and funny, sad and inspiring.?

Gaby Stanton, an American professor living in Japan, has lost her job teaching English at Shizuyama University. (No one will tell her exactly why.) Alex Thorn, an American psychologist, is mourning his son, a Shizuyama exchange student who was killed in an accident. (No one will tell him exactly how.) Alex has come to this utterly foreign place to find the truth, and now Gaby is serving as his translator and guide. The key to mastering Japanese, she keeps telling him, is understanding what's not being said. And in this "deft and delightful" (Karen Joy Fowler) novel, the unsaid truths about everything from work and love to illness and death cast a deafening silence-and tower in the background like Mount Fuji itself.

About the Author

Sara Backer was the first American and the first woman to serve as visiting professor of English at Japan's Shizuoka University. An early draft of American Fuji was named a finalist in the James Jones First Novel Competition, and a play she wrote as a Djerassi artist in residence was chosen for performance at the Edward Albee Theatre Conference in June 2000. A published poet and short-story writer, Backer lives in New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425183366
Author:
Backer, Sara
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Women sales personnel.
Subject:
Funeral consultants.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
00-041
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.05x5.15x.89 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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