A True Novel

By Minae Mizumura; Juliet Winters Carpenter (Translator)
(Other Press (NY), Boxed Set, 9781590512036, 880pp.)

Publication Date: November 12, 2013

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A remaking of Emily BrontE's Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan
"A True Novel" begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success--despite racial and class prejudice--and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. "A True Novel" then widens into an examination of Japan's westernization and the emergence of a middle class.
The winner of Japan's prestigious Yomiuri Literature Prize, Mizumura has written a beautiful novel, with love at its core, that reveals, above all, the power of storytelling.

About the Author

Carpenter is a professor of English literature at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts and one of the foremost translators of Japanese literature working today.
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