T Coraghessan Boyle East Is East

ISBN 13: 9780224030120

East Is East

3.64 avg rating
( 2,231 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780224030120: East Is East
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Trained in the way of the Samurai, dreaming of the City of Brotherly Love, Hiro Tanaki jumps ship, only to wash up on a barrier island populated by rednecks, descendants of black slaves, and a colony of crazed artists. He is unwittingly caught in an amusing and complicated web of misunderstanding.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

T. Corahessan Boyle is the author of three collections of short stories - Descent of Man, Greasy Lake and If the River was Whiskey - and three novels - Water Music, Budding Prospects and World's End, which won the 1988 PEN/Faulkner Award. Born in New York's Hudson Valley, he now lives in Los Angeles.

From Library Journal:

Offspring of a young Japanese woman and a spaced-out American hippie briefly entranced with Japan, Hiro Tanaka grows up scorned as a half-breed in his racially pure homeland. So when he nears America aboard the sailing vessel on which he serves as cook's assistant, Hiro literally jumps ship. He's sure that in America a man of mixed race can easily fit in, but he's in for a big surprise. Landing on Tupelo Island near Georgia, he inadvertently frightens a number of witless residents and thus finds himself a hunted man. He is briefly protected by Ruth Dershowitz, a resident at a writers' colony on the island, but her motives are mixed: she's mostly interested in Hiro as an experience that will enhance her writing and highly developed sense of self. Indeed, virtually everyone in this picaresque novel acts primarily from self-interest; even our Hiro comes across as something of an anti-hero, self-pitying if vulnerable. Boyle's lucid prose charges ahead wrecklessly, sweeping readers along as it effortlessly blends the story of Hiro's plight with that of the writers' colony. But Boyle's unrelieved indictment of prejudice at times seems one-dimensional, his characters so bigoted, foolish, or otherwise unengaging that we are left longing for some sign of human dignity. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/15/90.
- Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140131673: East Is East (Contemporary American Fiction)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0140131671 ISBN 13:  9780140131673
Publisher: Penguin Books, 1991
Softcover

9780670832200: East Is East

The Vi..., 1990
Hardcover

9780330317191: East Is East (Picador Books)

Picador, 1992
Softcover

9780747529330: East Is East

BLOOMS..., 1996
Softcover

9780747572787: East is East

Blooms..., 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

T Coraghessan Boyle
Published by Cape, Jonathan (1991)
ISBN 10: 0224030124 ISBN 13: 9780224030120
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cape, Jonathan, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0224030124

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds