Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire

David Mura

Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 / ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.42 avg rating
(112 ratings)

Synopsis:

“There is no writer that dives deeper (or more bravely) into the chasm that is the human heart. [David Mura’s] first novel is a tour de force: luminously written and by turns crafty, tough, wise, and joyful.”—Junot Díaz

Ben Ohara is the sole surviving member his family. A troubled and brilliant astrophysicist, Ben’s younger brother has mysteriously vanished in the Mojave Desert. His father, one of a small group of WWII draft resisters (known as the No-No Boys) during the internment of Japanese Americans, committed suicide when Ben was young. And his mother, whose wish to escape the past was as strong as his father’s ties to it, has died with her secrets.

Now struggling to support his wife and children and under pressure to complete his historical study, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire, Ben realizes that the key to unlocking the future lies in reassessing the past.

As Ben vividly recalls a childhood colored by the tough Chicago streets, horror movie monsters, sci-fi villains, Japanese folktales, and TV war heroes, he begins to understand the profound difference between coming of age and becoming a man. And by retracing his brother’s footsteps and returning to the site of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp, Ben uncovers a truth that has the power to set him free.

An acclaimed memoirist, poet, and playwright, David Mura is one of America’s most insightful cultural critics. His memoirs, Turning Japanese and Where the Body Meets Memory, along with his poems, essays, plays, and performances, have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. Visit his website at www.davidmura.com.

About the Author: An acclaimed memoirist, poet, and playwright, David Mura is one of America's most candid social critics. His memoirs, Turning Japanese and Where the Body Meets Memory, along with his poems, essays, plays, and performances, have won wide critical praise for their insightful analysis of the connections between cultural identity, interracial relationships, and the legacies of American history.

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

Bibliographic Details

Title: Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: GOOD

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, 2008. Book Condition: Fair. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92244633

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mura, Professor of Creative Writing David
Published by Coffee House Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2356841

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.66
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2734909414

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2790911888

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1566892155I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Yankee Clipper Books
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1566892155I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G1566892155I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blue Cloud Books
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1566892155I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1566892155I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

David Mura
Published by Coffee House Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566892155 ISBN 13: 9781566892155
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Seller:
DIANE Publishing Co.
(Darby, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Serving satisfied customers since 1987. Bookseller Inventory # 144480

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 35 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book