The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub

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The Buddha in the Attic

Characters The Buddha in the Attic Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read Picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth and then as mothers raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of w. It truly boggles the mind all of the attention this book has gotten The premise is very simple told in the first person plural the stories of the women who were brought over from Japan before WW2 generally to miserable lives they had not anticipated is related There is no story in this book however as it is everyone s story So we get every variation of where they had come from every variation of sex for the first time with their husbands childbirth work raising children interacting with Americans etc it is a sad life and a hard one for almost everyone involved with only moments of joy and happiness smothered by work and misery and mistreatmentThe book is certainly beautifully written There is a lyricism tha

Characters The Buddha in the Attic

Characters The Buddha in the Attic Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read Julie Otsuka’s long awaited follow up to When the Emperor Was Divine is a tour de force of economy and precision a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century agoIn eight incantatory sections The Buddha in the. I read The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka as part of my women s history month lineup A well researched historical fictional account Otsuka depicts life for Japanese American immigrants to California over a span of thirty years in the early 20th century Featuring mail order brides who came to San Francisco to meet their husbands for the first time Otsuka gives a voice to a people whose story would otherwise be lost The women came from all over Japan to sail on a steamship to meet their husbands While huddled and seasick in the ship s hold these women formed instant friendships that they hoped would last once they reached America Hoping that life in America would yield a better future than that as a rice

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Characters The Buddha in the Attic Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read Attic traces the picture brides’ extraordinary lives from their arduous journey by boat where they exchange photographs of their husbands imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work. My father served in World War 2 Korea and Viet Nam He never really talked too much about any of these wars When we talked about World War 2 the only thing he said was that the American Government s treatment of Japanese Americans was one of the most shameful things we had ever done as a nation at least in his life time He was sickened every time he thought of it While he was alive one of his good friends was another retired Colonel named Yamamoto who served with him in World War 2 and beyond which probably accounts for how deeply he felt about this topic I thought of Col Yamamoto and his his son my friend David when I read this book as I did when I read When The Emperor Was Divine which I have heard is now


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  1. says: Characters The Buddha in the Attic Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka

    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub Some of us will like the book Some of us won't Some of us will find the constant plural first person narrative terribly annoying wondering if any group of people can be so cohesive and 'one' that they can always

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    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read I read The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka as part of my women's history month lineup A well researched historical fict

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    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub After the first chapter of this book I thought I had hit upon a goldmine of a book and wondered how anyone dared to rate it less than 4 stars

  4. says: Characters The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read

    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub This novella has the most lyrical prose I've read in a long long time It begins on a boat in the early 1900s with dozens of young Japanese women who were being shipped to husbands in San Francisco to begin new lives The women didn't know it yet but they had been sold a bill of goods They had been promised that their husbands were successful handsome and rich and that they would love living in America but the truth is

  5. says: Characters The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub

    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read In this slim delicate lyrical novel Julie Otsuka unflinchingly and confidently does something that really is not supposed to work for Western readers those bred in the culture of stark individualism and raised in a society where it's traditional to expect a bright spark of individuality shining through the grey

  6. says: The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub

    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read My father served in World War 2 Korea and Viet Nam He never really talked too much about any of these wars When we talked about World War 2 the only thing he said was that the American Government's treatment of Ja

  7. says: The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub

    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read It truly boggles the mind all of the attention this book has gotten The premise is very simple told in the first person plural the stories of the women who were brought over from Japan before WW2 generally to miserable lives they had not anticipated is related There is no story in this book however as it is everyone's story So we get every variation of where they had come from every variation of sex for the first time wi

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    Characters The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub This short 100 page read felt to me like riding in a human river and feeling magically a part of it Otsuka enjoins the reader to flow with the voices of Japanese women from their sea passage to San Francisco as ma

  9. says: Characters The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub

    Julie Otsuka ¾ 0 Read Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Julie Otsuka Characters The Buddha in the Attic “Because the only way to resist our husbands had taught us was by not resisting” ― Julie Otsuka The Buddha in the AtticI read entirely too much white male fiction I know this It is familiar and available Abundant even It is everywhere So

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    The Buddha in the Attic E–book/E–pub All of us are readers Some of us made the journey to the library by walking by bicycling by bus and others clicked a button on a screen Several of us paid good money for the book hoping praying that it wouldn't be a disappointment Most could a

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