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My comments from the first copy, along with the Amazon description:
This is outstanding writing. Simple prose, yet so powerful. Repetition in the opening words of paragraphs in some chapters worked well. This novel was also unusual in that it's basically told in the first person plural. It's about a group, not so much about individuals. That adds to the power. Recommended!
I haven't read the earlier book by Ms. Otsuka, When the Emperor Was Divine, but will definitely look out for it now!
National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.
The book weighs approximately 6 ounces (170g) without shipping material.
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Shipping Order as of 22 August 2017:
BeckyLizz (UK)/ UK shipping
Ythan (Scotland)/will send to China :-)
Lindasaurus (Austria)/Europe preferred
Delphi_Reader (Greece) Can ship to US if in springtime or later
susanna_koh (Malaysia)/Int'l <--- First copy here Dec. 2017//NOT SHIPPED, OR LOST IN MAIL.
mcsar (Canada)/US <--- book ready to be shipped as of 26 July '18
CanticleLost (US)/Int'l <--Skip, no reply to 2 PMs
Jotka (Germany/Poland)/Int'l <--- book here 22 September 2018
Bookguide (Netherlands/Int'l) <--- Book here 28 November 2018
freuju (Germany)/Int'l <--- Book here July 2019
JemmaJ (UK)/Int'l if needed <--Book here 16 August 2019
Carlienka (Germany)/UK/Europe preferred
Maria-Nunes (Portugal)/ Europe preferred <---- book here 5 February 2020