When the Emperor Was DivineDownloadable Audiobook - 2008
Julie Otsuka’ s commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have ever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination— both physical and emotional— of a generation of Japanese Americans. In five chapters, each flawlessly executed from a different point of view— the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train ride to the camp; the son in the desert encampment; the family’ s return to their home; and the bitter release of the father after more than four years in captivity— she has created a small tour de force, a novel of unrelenting economy and suppressed emotion. Spare, intimate, arrestingly understated, When the Emperor Was Divine is a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times. It heralds the arrival of a singularly gifted new novelist.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2008.
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