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The Resource Dying in a strange land, Milton Murayama

Dying in a strange land, Milton Murayama

Label
Dying in a strange land
Title
Dying in a strange land
Statement of responsibility
Milton Murayama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Milton Murayama's long-awaited Dying in a Strange Land brings to a close the saga of the Oyama family. Familiar faces from All I Asking For Is My Body, Five Years on a Rock, and Plantation Boy return to advance the story from the years immediately following World War II to the 1980s. After her husband sinks them deep in debt, strong-willed and pragmatic Sawa takes charge of the family. Sawa says it's senseless to have so many children and not have one finish college, and she pushes Kiyo, Ann, and Scott to get college degrees." "Tosh, the eldest - who has long been saddled with the burden of his family's failures in addition to his own - is wise to his mother's "sob stories": "She goin' hold you to your samurai word," he warns his brothers. Even after he becomes an architect, Tosh is quick to blame his problems on oya kohkoh (filial piety)." "Living on the East Coast and unable to make ends meet as a writer, Kiyo, the third son, takes any job that doesn't leave him too word-weary or emotionally exhausted to write in his spare time. Chronic fatigue turns him into a minimalist. At fifty-two he finally finds acclaim when he publishes a novel about issei and nisei in rural Hawai'i." "Not much is expected of Miwa, the fifth child and second daughter. Pregnant at sixteen and forced to leave school, she is rejected by her family and bullied by her in-laws until she finds work as a maid at one of the new hotels in West Maui. A surprise promotion brings Miwa self-esteem and a good income - and respect from her relatives." "Just as each generation of the Oyama family struggles to find a way to survive the diaspora from Japan to Hawaii and beyond, so must Sawa, Tosh, Kiyo, and Miwa deal individually with the collision between Japanese and American values, between duty to family and personal freedom."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Murayama, Milton
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.U723
LC item number
D95 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Americans
  • Hawaii
Label
Dying in a strange land, Milton Murayama
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
189700663
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780824831974
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008000410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)189700663
Label
Dying in a strange land, Milton Murayama
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
189700663
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780824831974
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008000410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)189700663

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