When the emperor was divine: a novel

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display_descriptionFrom the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic, this commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese American incarceration camps that is both a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and a resonant lesson for our times.

On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty incarceration camp in the Utah desert.

In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

Don’t miss Julie Otsuka’s new novel, The Swimmers, coming in February 2022!
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California -- Fiction
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War stories
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title_displayWhen the emperor was divine : a novel
title_fullWhen the Emperor Was Divine
When the emperor was divine : a novel / Julie Otsuka
title_shortWhen the emperor was divine
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Concentration camps
Fiction
Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
Japanese American families
Japanese Americans
Literature
World War, 1939-1945