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  • From an award-winning author whose debut story collection received unprecedented praise, comes an elegant novel about mothers and daughters, secrets and silences, and familial bonds in a culture where custom dictates behavior.
  • About the Author: Mary Yukari Waters has been anthologized in "The Best ""American Short Stories," " The O. Henry Prize Stories," and" The ""Pushcart Prize.
  • 288 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



From an award-winning author comes an elegant work about mothers and daughters, secrets and silences, and familial bonds in a culture where custom dictates behavior.



Book Synopsis



From an award-winning author whose debut story collection received unprecedented praise, comes an elegant novel about mothers and daughters, secrets and silences, and familial bonds in a culture where custom dictates behavior.

In her exquisite first novel, Mary Yukari Waters explores the complex relationships among three generations of women bound by a painful family history.

Fourteen-year-old Sarah Rexford, half-Japanese and half-American, feels like an outsider when she visits her family in Japan. She quickly learns that in traditional Kyoto, personal boundaries are firmly drawn and actions are not always what they appear.

In the midst of her acculturation, Sarah learns of a family secret. During World War II, her grandmother was forced to give up one of her daughters for adoption. The child was adopted by the grandmother's sister-in-law, and the siblings were brought up as cousins, growing up on the same lane where both the biological and adoptive mother lived. Even into the present, the arrangement is never discussed. But as Sarah learns, its presence looms over the two houses. In this carefully articulated world, where every gesture and look has meaning, Sarah must learn the rules by which her mother, aunts, and grandmother live.

Delicately balancing drama and restraint as only few writers can, Waters captures these women--their deep passions and tumultuous histories--in this tender and moving novel about the power, beauty, and importance of mother-daughter relationships.



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"Waters is a graceful, subtle writer, gifted at limning the intricate connections between women bound together by blood or marriage. This is a novel of extraordinary beauty." -- "Booklist", starred review



About the Author



Mary Yukari Waters has been anthologized in "The Best ""American Short Stories," " The O. Henry Prize Stories," and" The ""Pushcart Prize." She is the recipient of an NEA grant, and her work has aired on BBC and NPR. Her debut collection was a Discover Award for New Writers selection, a Booksense 76 selection, and a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book. She currently teaches in Spalding University's Brief Residency MFA program.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.93 Inches (H) x 6.06 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Mary Yukari Waters
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2014
TCIN: 92524237
UPC: 9781416561088
Item Number (DPCI): 247-37-0597
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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