A True Novel

By: Mizumura, Minae; Carpenter, Juliet Winters

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First American edition - a paperback original. Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines lightly creased. 2013 Trade Paperback. 454, [1]; 457-854, [1] pp. Pictorial wrappers. The first English translation of Honkaku Shosetsu, originally published in 2002. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A remaking of Emily Bronte's 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 success—despite racial and class prejudice—and 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 Japan’s westernization and the emergence of a middle class. The winner of Japan's prestigious Yomiuri Literature Prize, Mizumura has written a beautiful novel, with love at its core, that reveals, above all, the power of storytelling.

Title: A True Novel

Author: Mizumura, Minae; Carpenter, Juliet Winters

Categories: Modern First Editions, Asian, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Other Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 1590512030

ISBN Number 13: 9781590512036

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2262839

Keywords: LITERATURE JAPANESE JAPAN FICTION,