When the emperor was divine

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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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subject_facet Book club kit, California -- Fiction, Concentration camp inmates -- Fiction, Concentration camps -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Japanese American families -- Fiction, Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction, War stories, World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction
title_display When the emperor was divine : a novel
title_full When the Emperor Was Divine, When the emperor was divine : a novel / Julie Otsuka
title_short When the emperor was divine :
topic_facet Concentration camp inmates, Concentration camps, Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Japanese American families, Japanese Americans, World War, 1939-1945