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Uyemoto, Holly

ISBN 10: 052593779X / ISBN 13: 9780525937791
Published by Dutton, 1995
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First Edition (first printing). The first novel by this Japanese-American author, the story of a young woman who returns to her family from college. Fine/Fine. Signed by Uyemoto on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 2150

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Title: Go

Publisher: Dutton

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Facing an identity crisis in the week before her twenty-first birthday, Wil struggles with her Japanese-American family's high ideals and a failed relationship and finds solace in the wisdom of her ancestors. By the author of Rebel Without a Clue. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

From Publishers Weekly:

Uyemoto's (Rebel Without a Clue) prickly second novel focuses on generational differences among Japanese-Americans. Though therefore driven more by ideas than plot, it features a narrator?a Sensei, or third-generation Japanse-American, from Southern California?who illustrates her reflections with stories about her elders and cousins. Wilhelmina ("Wil"), 20, is recuperating from a nervous collapse brought on by an abortion and a broken love affair. But she's uncomfortable in the role of patient: "For a woman of my culture in another era," she tells a therapist, "what you people diagnose in me as a bi-polar disorder would have been dismissed as weakness of character." Wil's mother, aunts and uncles were taught to suffer stoically, but Wil, a product of demonstrative American culture, gives shockingly violent testimony to her cousin's fatal accident at a pool, her uncle's alcoholic rage and her mother's decision to club a badger to death after trapping it in her garden. Finally, Wil commits a spontaneous act of revenge against her mother, then defines the event as a mix of American "guilt," Japanese "shame" and the signal to start life anew. The narrative is insightful overall, though Uyemoto stumbles in trying to explain Wil's sublimated desire to be a boy, and in using the Japanese game "go" as a symbol of the family's values. This cathartic novel does not chart a typical journey to recovery, but its heroine's storytelling finally does allow her?and, by extension, the reader?to accept her parents' cultural mores.
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