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The Buddha in the attic / Julie Otsuka.

Available copies

  • 13 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Otsu (Text) 33294001815935 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307700001
  • ISBN: 0307700003
  • Physical Description: 129 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.: A novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as picture brides nearly a century ago. In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their 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 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 war.
Subject: Mail order brides > Fiction
Japanese - California - fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) - History - 20th Century - Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.

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