BOYLE T. CORAGHESSAN : EAST IS EAST (Contemporary American Fiction)

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Trained in the way of the Samurai, dreaming of the City of Brotherly Love, Hiro Tanaka impetuously jumps ship off the coast of Georgia - only to wash up on a barrier island populated by rednecks, descendants of black slaves, and a colony of crazed artists. Terrifying one islander - literally - to death, and fleeing not only from the Immigration Agents but also an elderly lady convinced he is Seiji Ozawa, Tanaka is unwittingly caught up in a hilarious and irretievably complicated spider's web of misunderstandings. His sole refuge on the island, the manipulative and ambiguous novelist Ruth Dershowitz, only draws him in ever deeper "Hilarious. A talented entertainer with a beady eye for the absurdities of culture shock." - "Guardian". "Boyle has a fine descriptive eye and peoples the novel with wonderfully absurd characters." - "Time Out".

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'A high-adrenalin story packed with more wit and invention in a single paragraph than many a respected English novel' INDEPENDENT

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T. Corahessan Boyle is the author of three collections of short stories - Descent of Man, Greasy Lake and If the River was Whiskey - and three novels - Water Music, Budding Prospects and World's End, which won the 1988 PEN/Faulkner Award. Born in New York's Hudson Valley, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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