East Is East

East Is East

By T. Coraghessan Boyle; Boyle

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140131673, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1991


Young Japanese seaman Hiro Tanaka, inspired by dreams of the City of Brotherly Love and trained in the ways of the samurai, jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and swims into a net of rabid rednecks, genteel ladies, descendants of slaves, and the denizens of an artists' colony. In the hands of T. Coraghessan Boyle, praised by Digby Diehl in Playboy as "one of the most exciting young fiction writers in America," the result is a sexy, hilarious tragicomedy of thwarted expectations and mistaken identity, love, jealousy, and betrayal.

About the Author
T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley and now lives near Los Angeles. He is the author of several novels and short story collections. His 1987 novel, "World's End", won the PENlFaulkner Award.

Paul Boyle is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leeds.
Keith Halfacree is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Wales, Swansea