A True Novel

A True Novel

Book - 2013
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"Begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success--despite racial and class prejudice--and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. [The book] then widens into an examination of Japans westernization and the emergence of a middle class"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781590512036
1590512030
9781590515761
1590515765
Branch Call Number: FICTION Miz
Characteristics: 2 volumes (854 pages) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Carpenter, Juliet Winters

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Kristin_M_M Mar 18, 2016

"A True Novel" is a haunting and nostalgic story. Central to the tale is the enigmatic Taro Azuma, a man who is tortured by the inability to give in to the hidden passions that drive his existence. While the nesting-doll structure of this book gives it a slow pace, Taro's striking and mysterious presence will keep you reading as his history is revealed. On a grander scale, this book is a compelling study of post-war Japan and a subtle commentary on the societal changes that followed. This is a story that will stay with you long after it has been read.

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