When the Emperor Was Divine
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Release Date : 18 December 2007
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307430212
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Book Description: From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic, this commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese incarceration camps that is both a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and a resonant lesson for our times. On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty incarceration camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines. Don’t miss Julie Otsuka’s new novel, The Swimmers, coming in February 2022!

When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine

Author : Julie Otsuka
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic, this commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese incarceration camps that is both a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and a resonant lesson for our times. On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a ...

When the Emperor was Divine

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Publisher : Anchor
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A story told from five different points of view chronicles the experiences of Japanese Americans caught up in the nightmare of the World War II internment camps....

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Publisher : Penguin UK
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