A remaking of Emily BrontAlas Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan A True Novel 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 successadespite racial and class prejudiceaand an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. A True Novel then widens into an examination of Japanas westernization and the emergence of a middle class. The winner of Japanas prestigious Yomiuri Literature Prize, Mizumura has written a beautiful novel, with love at its core, that reveals, above all, the power of storytelling.After explaining this, Harue asked, aIs Mrs. Utagawa leaving?a aNo, maa#39;am, Ijust came to check on things.a aOh, good. You know, I cana#39;t tell you whata helpthis boy of hers is! I am so glad she brought him.a Seeing me look at the tall stepladder, anbsp;...
|Title||:||A True Novel|
|Publisher||:||Other Press, LLC - 2013-11-12|