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The Buddha in the Attic
Author: Julie Otsuka

Publisher: Penguin India
ISBN: 978-0241956489
Pages: 128
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Following her highly acclaimed first novel When the Emperor was Divine, Julie Otsuka's second novel The Buddha in the Attic - winner of the Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction 2012 - tells a powerful story of a group of Japanese immigrants on their journey to America for marriage. Between the wars a group of young, non-English-speaking Japanese women travelled by boat to America. They were picture brides, clutching photos of husbands-to-be whom they had yet to meet. Julie Otsuka tells their extraordinary, heartbreaking story in this spellbinding and poetic account of strangers lost and alone in a new and deeply strange land. In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream.