*** The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the Attic is a slim and delightful novel that reads like a cross between poetry and non-fiction to tell the story of Japanese picture brides, emigrating to California to marry men they have never met and whose picture was probably no theirs, to work tremendously hard, and ultimately to be imprisoned in the shameful WWII Japanese camps. I had loved When the Emperor was Divine and this is perfect too, in a somber and elegiac way.

So much better than the mediocre Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, on a similar theme.

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  1. Pingback: Books of the Month – December 2011 | FT's Books

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