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General Note: Title from Playaway label.
"HDAUDIO."
"Random House Audio"--Container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Random House, Inc., p2011.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Samantha Quan and Carrington MacDuffie.
Summary, etc.: This is a a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as "picture brides" nearly a century ago. In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the picture brides' extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.
System Details Note:
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Subject: Mail order brides Fiction
Japanese California Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) History 20th century Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
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