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Julie Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have ever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination--both physical and emotional--of a generation of Japanese Americans. In five chapters, each flawlessly executed from a different point of view--the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train ride to the camp; the son in the desert encampment; the family's return to their home; and the bitter release of the father after more than four years in captivity--she has created a small tour de force, a novel of unrelenting economy and suppressed emotion. Spare, intimate, arrestingly understated, When the Emperor Was Divine is a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times. It heralds the arrival of a singularly gifted new novelist.

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ISBN:
9780756966386
Author:
Otsuka, Julie
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00x5.10x.60 in. .55 lbs.

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