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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
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.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140254188
Book Description Penguin Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140254188 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1044859
Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140254188