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When The Emperor Was Divine [ARC]: Otsuka, Julie When The Emperor Was Divine [ARC]: Otsuka, Julie When The Emperor Was Divine [ARC]: Otsuka, Julie When The Emperor Was Divine [ARC]: Otsuka, Julie

When The Emperor Was Divine [ARC]

Otsuka, Julie

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ISBN 10: 0375414290 / ISBN 13: 9780375414299
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Highly important and collectible Advance Reading Copy of the highly acclaimed novel When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. This copy is nice, tight, bright, clean, shiny and unread and is rated As New. Comes wiith laid-in publisher's material in original publisher's wraps. Beautiful copy--it doesn't get any better than this. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002119

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Title: When The Emperor Was Divine [ARC]

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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A precise, understated gem of a first novel, Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine tells one Japanese American family's story of internment in a Utah enemy alien camp during World War II. We never learn the names of the young boy and girl who were forced to leave their Berkeley home in 1942 and spend over three years in a dusty, barren desert camp with their mother. Occasional, heavily censored letters arrive from their father, who had been taken from their house in his slippers by the FBI one night and was being held in New Mexico, his fate uncertain. But even after the war, when they have been reunited and are putting their stripped, vandalized house back together, the family can never regain its pre-war happiness. Broken by circumstance and prejudice, they will continue to pay, in large and small ways, for the shape of their eyes. When the Emperor Was Divine is written in deceptively tranquil prose, a distillation of injustice, anger, and poetry; a notable debut. --Regina Marler

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