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How to Be an American Housewife (Reprint) (Paperback) by Margaret Dilloway

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In this sparkling debut novel, Japanese-American writer Margaret Dilloway tells the story of a Japanese-American woman named Sue who reluctantly agrees to her mother's request that she travel to Japan to meet her ancestral family. Once overseas, Sue gains new insights about her mother's upbringing and controversial cross-cultural romance, but this fresh perspective creates more questions than answers.
A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it.

When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife.

As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life...

Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Pub. Group
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2011
TCIN: 13454512
UPC: 9780425241295
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1379
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