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The Resource When the emperor was divine : a novel, Julie Otsuka

When the emperor was divine : a novel, Julie Otsuka

Label
When the emperor was divine : a novel
Title
When the emperor was divine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julie Otsuka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Julie Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have ever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination, both physical and emotional, of a generation of Japanese Americans. In five chapters, each flawlessly executed from a different point of view, the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train ride to the camp; the son in the desert encampment; the family's return to their home; and the bitter release of the father after more than four years in captivity, she has created a small tour de force, a novel of unrelenting economy and suppressed emotion. Spare, intimate, arrestingly understated, When the Emperor Was Divine is a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times
  • This novel portrays the members of a Japanese American family as they present their unique perspectives on the experience of being forced into an internment camp during World War II
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otsuka, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3615.T88
LC item number
W48 2003
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.0
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese American families
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Concentration camps
  • California
Label
When the emperor was divine : a novel, Julie Otsuka
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2002
Bar code
  • 31223074148108
  • 31223074148181
  • 31223074148199
  • 31223074148298
  • 31223074148165
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
257 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375432781
Lccn
2003057835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375432781
System control number
52644423
Label
When the emperor was divine : a novel, Julie Otsuka
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2002
Bar code
  • 31223074148108
  • 31223074148181
  • 31223074148199
  • 31223074148298
  • 31223074148165
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
257 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375432781
Lccn
2003057835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375432781
System control number
52644423

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