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When the emperor was divine : a novel

Author: Julie Otsuka
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any previously written--a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
War stories
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
When the emperor was divine.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002
(OCoLC)606897892
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0375414290 9780375414299 0385721811 9780385721813
OCLC Number: 48943945
Awards: Alex Award winner, 2003.
Description: 141 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Julie Otsuka.
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Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any previously written--a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times.

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At the One Book, One Community program at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago this summer, I was given a bag of books, including When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. During the program, a representative from Random House Books promised us that this would be a good book for...
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