Polite Lies On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures

ISBN-10: 0449004287

ISBN-13: 9780449004289

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kyoko Mori
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Description: In this powerful, exquisitely crafted book, Kyoko Mori delves into her dual heritage with a rare honesty that is both graceful and stirring. From her unhappy childhood in Japan, weighted by a troubled family and a constricting culture, to the American Midwest, where she found herself free to speak as a strong-minded independent woman, though still an outsider, Mori explores the different codes of silence, deference, and expression that govern Japanese and American women's lives: the ties that bind us to family and the lies that keep us apart; the rituals of mourning that give us the courage to accept death; the images of the body that make sex seem foreign to Japanese women and second nature to Americans. In the sensitive hands of this compelling writer, one woman's life becomes the mirror of two profoundly different societies.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Born in Kobe, Japan, Kyoko Mori settled in Wisconsin at the age of sixteen. Now a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in creative writing at Harvard University, she is the author of the prizewinning "Shizuko's Daughter" & four other books.

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