Synopses & Reviews
In addition to the contents of the original volume, this edition brings back into print the following works:
-- Death Rides the Rails to Poston
-- A Fire in Fontana
-- Florentine Gardens
Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories brings together fifteen stories that span Hisaye Yamamoto's forty-year career. It was her first book to be published in the United States. Yamamoto's themes include the cultural conflicts between the first generation, the Issei and their children, the Nisei; coping with prejudice; and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans.
Includes bibliographical references.