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The girl who wrote loneliness. The god of small things. This novel is a stylistically challenging Booker Prize Winner that depicts a series of events in a family in India.

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It is reminiscent of Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. Expecting to receive the education she is denied as a female in Korea in , Regret travels to Honolulu as the picture bride for a wealthy Korean man who has established himself in the tropical paradise. Instead she finds herself married to a violent alcoholic who is an impoverished plantation worker. I am an executioner: I am the beggar of the world: In Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut collection, her Indian-American characters contend with assimilation, cultural traditions, and family relationships that cross generations and national borders.

The Joy Luck Club. This book follows four immigrant Chinese mothers and their American born daughters in a series of vignettes that explore the impact of their life experiences on their familial relations. Literature from the axis of evil: Japanese poems of yearning, passion, and remembrance. Contemporary Japanese authors approach the traditional form alongside masters like Basho.

Love poems from the Japanese. Kenneth Rexroth's translations of Japanese poetry from the 8th century to the modern age. Along with poems of romantic love, this collection also includes a surprising number of poems expressing a darker, more cynical attitude.


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A map of home: Includes classical poems by Rumi and poems by sultans and folk poets from the Ottoman Empire as well as poems by contemporary authors. Translated and edited by Ivan Morris. Please look after mom: An aging woman goes missing, spurring stories of love and guilt from her family in this South Korean novel. An interesting choice of voice and a rich level of detail help bring depth to this universal human story.

A mother's disappearance in a Seoul subway station elicits reflection on the part of her children, husband and the mother herself.

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The children and father suddenly realize how they have taken her for granted, and reminisce about the sacrifices made by the mother. The Pomegranate Lady and her sons: Reading Lolita in Tehran: This book follows a female professor and her students as they are forced to take their class out of the university and into their homes. Despite the social pressures they experience during this time of revolution, they continue to study classics of English literature. A collection of eight short stories exploring the Vietnamese American diaspora.

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A sky so close. Snow Flower and the secret fan: Follow the lives of a pair of women in 19th century China, and experience vicariously everything from the agony of foot binding to the atrocity of war. A former prisoner of war leaves Korea for Brazil in an attempt to cobble together a different life from what he left behind.

Lyrical and tender, this spare volume holds within its few pages a life both tragic and vibrant. Something to tell you: The sound of waves. This is a tale of first-time love.


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  5. The setting is a remote island village in Japan where the young couple must overcome the usual obstacles of social status and town gossip. This is a rather conventional tale, but it is Mishima's telling of it with simple honesty that never over-dramatizes the tribulations of the young couple.

    This book is for those in search of an old fashioned tale of first love conquering all odds, written with just the right mixture of realism and romance.


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    A strangeness in my mind: The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane: The thief and the dogs: A thousand splendid suns. Twenty fragments of a ravenous youth. Fenfang Wang is the country-girl hick who leaves her family's sweet-potato farm seeking adventure, some money, and a better way of life in modern Beijing.

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    This book has a copyright date of , but was published in This is an intimate look at the relationship between a Chinese army doctor, his wife, and the woman he is in love with. The way things were: Open to the public. University of Sydney Library. Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries These 3 locations in Australian Capital Territory: These 4 locations in New South Wales: This single location in Queensland: These 2 locations in South Australia: This single location in Western Australia: None of your libraries hold this item.

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