THE FAVORITES by Mary Yukari Waters

In her debut novel, THE FAVORITES, gifted short story writer Mary Yukari Waters finds herself caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Her story of a Japanese family once torn apart by war and now living with the sacrifices of the past examines a culture that protects its “fermented emotions” from public view even though the story itself is meant for Americans, a culture that “believe(s) it is unhealthy to keep feelings inside.” And so Ms. Waters carefully constructs a novel devoid of obvious emotion for a readership that craves it.

October 12, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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