by Karen Tei Yamashita
The story of an idealistic band of Japanese immigrants, who arrive in Brazil in 1925 to carve a utopia out of the jungle. The dream of creating a new world, the cost of idealism, the symbiotic tie between a people and the land they settle, and the changes demanded by a new generation, all collide in this multigenerational saga.
Yamashita's novels are classics of Asian American literature, and this repackaging of three of her novels relocates them into a contemporary context and argues visually for their place in the canon.
Now more than ever, the intersectionality and politically charged nature of Yamashita's work makes an argument both for pluralism and for the difficult work of living together in shifting, demographically complex societies.
Paperback: 272 Pages
Product Dimensions: 153 x 229 mm
Published by Coffee House Press