Circle K Cycles Karen Tei Yamashita

Circle K Cycles

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
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Book Title
Circle K Cycles
Author
Karen Tei Yamashita
ISBN
9781566891080
Yamashita is so tuned into now, she can see tomorrow.--Booklist on Tropic of Orange, starred review Through the Arc of the Rainforest progresses toward an apocalyptic resolution that spreads out like a Bosch triptych reproduced by Gauguin. In this, her first novel, Ms. Yamashita presents a critique of human waste and stupidity that is fluid and poetic as well as terrifying.--The New York Times Book ReviewYamashita's innovative melding of fiction and essay explores issues such as labor, nationalism, and cultural diaspora. When the grandchildren of Japanese immigrants to Brazil move to Japan to assume the manual work native Japanese people no longer want, their need for cultural belonging, their homesickness for details of their birthplace, clash with the status quo. This book of hybrids--merging collage with text, story with history--opens a door onto one of the important issues of the new century.Yamashita has a powerful story to tell about a community that is globally extensive and the freedom--physical and emotional--implied by that new geography.Karen Tei Yamashita is a winner of the American Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. She is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California in Santa Cruz.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Karen Tei YamashitaPublisher: Coffee House PressPublished: 04/01/2001ISBN: 9781566891080Pages: 147Weight: 0.59lbsSize: 6.75h x 9.09w x 0.48dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/23/2001 pg. 51Multicultural Review 12/01/2001 pg. 82

Yamashita is so tuned into now, she can see tomorrow.--Booklist on Tropic of Orange, starred review

Through the Arc of the Rainforest progresses toward an apocalyptic resolution that spreads out like a Bosch triptych reproduced by Gauguin. In this, her first novel, Ms. Yamashita presents a critique of human waste and stupidity that is fluid and poetic as well as terrifying.--The New York Times Book Review

Yamashita's innovative melding of fiction and essay explores issues such as labor, nationalism, and cultural diaspora. When the grandchildren of Japanese immigrants to Brazil move to Japan to assume the manual work native Japanese people no longer want, their need for cultural belonging, their homesickness for details of their birthplace, clash with the status quo. This book of hybrids--merging collage with text, story with history--opens a door onto one of the important issues of the new century.

Yamashita has a powerful story to tell about a community that is globally extensive and the freedom--physical and emotional--implied by that new geography.

Karen Tei Yamashita is a winner of the American Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. She is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California in Santa Cruz.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Published: 04/01/2001
ISBN: 9781566891080
Pages: 147
Weight: 0.59lbs
Size: 6.75h x 9.09w x 0.48d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/23/2001 pg. 51
Multicultural Review 12/01/2001 pg. 82

Yamashita is so tuned into now, she can see tomorrow.--Booklist on Tropic of Orange, starred review

Through the Arc of the Rainforest progresses toward an apocalyptic resolution that spreads out like a Bosch triptych reproduced by Gauguin. In this, her first novel, Ms. Yamashita presents a critique of human waste and stupidity that is fluid and poetic as well as terrifying.--The New York Times Book Review

Yamashita's innovative melding of fiction and essay explores issues such as labor, nationalism, and cultural diaspora. When the grandchildren of Japanese immigrants to Brazil move to Japan to assume the manual work native Japanese people no longer want, their need for cultural belonging, their homesickness for details of their birthplace, clash with the status quo. This book of hybrids--merging collage with text, story with history--opens a door onto one of the important issues of the new century.

Yamashita has a powerful story to tell about a community that is globally extensive and the freedom--physical and emotional--implied by that new geography.

Karen Tei Yamashita is a winner of the American Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. She is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California in Santa Cruz.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Published: 04/01/2001
ISBN: 9781566891080
Pages: 147
Weight: 0.59lbs
Size: 6.75h x 9.09w x 0.48d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/23/2001 pg. 51
Multicultural Review 12/01/2001 pg. 82