Our World: Asian-American Voices
- June 26, 2016
Join a discussion of Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic in Frederick, MD, this Tues., June 28, at 7PM
The Asian American Center of Frederick is teaming up with the Iguana to present a three-book discussion series exploring the works of Asian-American writers. Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to discussion. Free; no registration required.
The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine, is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as picture brides nearly a century ago. In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.
At Curious Iguana, 12 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Click here for more info.