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  • Published: 22 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241963449
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99
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When The Emperor Was Divine




The critically acclaimed novel about the Japanese-American experience during the Second World War.

Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction

It is four months after Pearl Harbour and overnight signs appear all over the United States instructing Japanese Americans to report to internment camps for the duration of the war. For one family it proves to be a nightmare of oppression and alienation. Explored from varying points of view - the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train journey; the son in the desert encampment; the family's return home; and the bitter release of their father after four years in captivity - it tells of an incarceration that will alter their lives for ever.

Based on a true story, Julie Otsuka's powerful, deeply humane novel tells of an unjustly forgotten episode in America's wartime history.

  • Published: 22 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241963449
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Julie Otsuka

Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is the author of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine and a recipient of the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

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