Scattered All Over the Earth Yoko Tawada

Scattered All Over the Earth

Author: Yoko Tawada
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Book Title
Scattered All Over the Earth
Author
Yoko Tawada
ISBN
9780811229289
Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is now remembered as "the land of sushi." Hiruko, its former citizen and a climate refugee herself, has a job teaching immigrant children in Denmark with her invented language Panska (Pan-Scandinavian): "homemade language. no country to stay in. three countries I experienced. insufficient space in brain. so made new language. homemade language." As she searches for anyone who can still speak her mother tongue, Hiruko soon makes new friends. Her troupe travels to France, encountering an umami cooking competition; a dead whale; an ultra-nationalist named Breivik; unrequited love; Kakuzo robots; red herrings; uranium; an Andalusian matador. Episodic and mesmerizing scenes flash vividly along, and soon they're all next off to Stockholm.With its intrepid band of companions, Scattered All Over the Earth (the first novel of a trilogy) may bring to mind Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or a surreal Wind in the Willows, but really is just another sui generis Yoko Tawada masterwork.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Yoko TawadaPublisher: New Directions Publishing CorporationPublished: 03/01/2022ISBN: 9780811229289Pages: 256Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.60dAward: Kirkus Prize - FinalistAward: National Book Awards - FinalistReview Citations: Foreword 12/27/2021Publishers Weekly 01/10/2022Publishers Weekly 01/17/2022 pg. 43Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 19Library Journal 12/09/2022 pg. 1
Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is now remembered as "the land of sushi." Hiruko, its former citizen and a climate refugee herself, has a job teaching immigrant children in Denmark with her invented language Panska (Pan-Scandinavian): "homemade language. no country to stay in. three countries I experienced. insufficient space in brain. so made new language. homemade language."

As she searches for anyone who can still speak her mother tongue, Hiruko soon makes new friends. Her troupe travels to France, encountering an umami cooking competition; a dead whale; an ultra-nationalist named Breivik; unrequited love; Kakuzo robots; red herrings; uranium; an Andalusian matador. Episodic and mesmerizing scenes flash vividly along, and soon they're all next off to Stockholm.

With its intrepid band of companions, Scattered All Over the Earth (the first novel of a trilogy) may bring to mind Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or a surreal Wind in the Willows, but really is just another sui generis Yoko Tawada masterwork.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Yoko Tawada
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 03/01/2022
ISBN: 9780811229289
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.60d
Award: Kirkus Prize - Finalist
Award: National Book Awards - Finalist

Review Citations: Foreword 12/27/2021
Publishers Weekly 01/10/2022
Publishers Weekly 01/17/2022 pg. 43
Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 19
Library Journal 12/09/2022 pg. 1
Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is now remembered as "the land of sushi." Hiruko, its former citizen and a climate refugee herself, has a job teaching immigrant children in Denmark with her invented language Panska (Pan-Scandinavian): "homemade language. no country to stay in. three countries I experienced. insufficient space in brain. so made new language. homemade language."

As she searches for anyone who can still speak her mother tongue, Hiruko soon makes new friends. Her troupe travels to France, encountering an umami cooking competition; a dead whale; an ultra-nationalist named Breivik; unrequited love; Kakuzo robots; red herrings; uranium; an Andalusian matador. Episodic and mesmerizing scenes flash vividly along, and soon they're all next off to Stockholm.

With its intrepid band of companions, Scattered All Over the Earth (the first novel of a trilogy) may bring to mind Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or a surreal Wind in the Willows, but really is just another sui generis Yoko Tawada masterwork.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Yoko Tawada
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 03/01/2022
ISBN: 9780811229289
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.60d
Award: Kirkus Prize - Finalist
Award: National Book Awards - Finalist

Review Citations: Foreword 12/27/2021
Publishers Weekly 01/10/2022
Publishers Weekly 01/17/2022 pg. 43
Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 19
Library Journal 12/09/2022 pg. 1