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When the emperor was divine: a novel

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Grouping Titlewhen the emperor was divine
Grouping Authorjulie otsuka
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-23 07:31:07AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780375414299

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The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic

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 internment 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.

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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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topic_facetConcentration camp inmates
Concentration camps
Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Historical Fiction
Japanese American families
Japanese Americans
World War, 1939-1945