Wasabi for breakfast : two novellas

Foumiko Kometani ; translated by Mary Goebel Noguchi

Wasabi for Breakfast reintroduces best-selling Japanese author Foumiko Kometani's uniquely humorous voice to American readers. Kometani is rare among Japanese writers and cultural commentators in that she has lived in the United States for most of her adult life, bringing an outsider's -- and woman's -- perspective to both her adopted home and her native Japan. She lives her life in between cultures, and mines that gap to provide a thoroughly modern take on both societies. In Family Business, Megumi, a long time resident of the United States, returns to Japan to visit her 87-year-old mother. After so many years living abroad, Megumi is almost as befuddled by the exotic intricacies of contemporary Japan as a foreigner. When her nephew runs away from home, and her elderly mother gives chase, Megumi sets off on a road trip through modern Japan -- and her own past. 1001 Raging Fires chronicles a Japanese woman living in California during the Rodney King riots and struggling to come to terms with being an outcast from a society that itself seems to be self-immolating. Yu learns the real price of exclusion is that which your own family makes you pay.

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書名 Wasabi for breakfast : two novellas
著作者等 Noguchi, Mary Goebel
米谷 ふみ子
Kometani Foumiko
書名別名 ファミリー・ビジネス

Family business
シリーズ名 Japanese literature series
出版元 Dalkey Archive Press
刊行年月 2013
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 202 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 9781564788641
NCID BB15732273
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言語 英語
原文言語 日本語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国


著作名 著作者名
1001 fires raging
Family business