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Commodore Perry's Minstrel show

Author: Richard Wiley
Publisher: Westland, MI : Dzanc Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show is the prequel to Richard Wiley's PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel, Soldiers in Hiding. A sword-swinging page-turner infused with a heady mix of Japanese etiquette, American ideals, and Machiavellian philosophy, Wiley's novel sparkles as it shapes history into an enlightened drama of the earliest moments of globalization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wiley
ISBN: 1306805538 9781306805537 9781497659285 9781941088791 1941088791 1497659280
OCLC Number: 880686243
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Cast of Characters; Prologue; Part One: Edo; 1. Dutch Learning; 2. Oh, What I'll Find There I Don't Know; 3. Accident upon Accident; 4. Whitman Sampler; 5. Approach of the Outside World; 6. Tell Him I'm in Mourning!; 7. He Didn't Care about the Neighbors Anymore; 8. Don't Get Up on My Account; 9. A Word Overheard Is a Word Forgotten; 10. The Pavilion of Timelessness; 11. Where Has My Heart Gone?; 12. A Fly in the Ointment; 13. Three Tulips in a Boat; 14. Under the Falling Wisteria; 15. The Experiment of America; 16. Rumors; 17. Fine Mornin', Ain't It? 18. Commodore Perry's AnxietyPart Two: Odawara; 19. Everything Wrong Everywhere; 20. Saved from the Realm of Absolute Calamity; 21. "Kambei"; 22. Angelface; 23. Hired for a Bad Cause; 24. Whoa, Nellie; 25. Come to Me, My Dear, Come; 26. I Guess There's Hooligans Every Damned Where; 27. Twenty Questions; 28. Allergic to Pain; 29. Einosuke's Anger; 30. Japan's Conundrum; 31. An Earlier Walker than His Uncle; 32. Extra Circumspect, From Now On; 33. Behold, Your Defeated Lord; 34. We Can't Have This; 35. Is It Easier to Go or Be Left Behind?; 36. Incense or Prosthetics; 37. Irony Provides Relief. 38. A Fetish without Many FollowersPart Three: Shimoda; 39. Keiki and the Planting, Ueno and the River Trout; 40. The Wind and Intransigence; 41. Hide This in Your Wagon; 42. The Omen of the Crows; 43. I Have Not, Particularly, Saved Myself; 44. Life Is Short. Fall in Love; 45. Strength and Flexibility; 46. I Am Taking You Home; 47. Knowable People; 48. Not Selling Chestnuts; 49. Outraged Periods and Exclamation Points; 50. It's a Poor Life Anyway; 51. Alas, We Axe Defeated; Afterword; Acknowledgments; The Dzanc Books rEprint Series.
Responsibility: Richard Wiley.

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Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show is the prequel to Richard Wiley's PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel, Soldiers in Hiding. A sword-swinging page-turner infused with a heady mix of Japanese etiquette, American ideals, and Machiavellian philosophy, Wiley's novel sparkles as it shapes history into an enlightened drama of the earliest moments of globalization.

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