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ISBN 13: 9780140254181

Trash

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In a racy new interpretation of the traditional Japanese autobiographical novel, Amy Yamada makes her U.S. debut with a view of American urban life. Her frank portrayals of human relationships have both shocked and earned her respect in Japan, and in Trash--a mix of fantasy and authentic experience--she lives up to her reputation.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

From Library Journal:

In her U.S. debut, popular Japanese author Yamada employs dialog and lengthy flashbacks to tell a disturbing and bleak tale of life in New York City. While handcuffed to a bed, young Koko reflects on her relationship with Rick, her black live-in lover; her inability to avoid a parental role with Rick's son; the messy lives of her friends; and her growing need to feel comfortable and safe in a treacherous society. In relating the breakup of Koko and Rick, Yamada hashes out the plight of females who need to be loved, alcoholics who self-destruct in their inability to change their existences, and children who want stability but get only fear and selfishness from adults. Strickly speaking, this is a difficult novel to read because even in hope there is despair. Additionally, the amoeba-like characters are incapable of focusing on anything but their own needs and problems. For large fiction collections.
Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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