Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
This recipe is one I hope to try.

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.

This afternoon when I go to the library I shall have to enquire about this book.

Looks interesting.

Happy Thursday♥

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