Losing Kei : a novel / Suzanne Kamata.

Author
Kamata, Suzanne, 1965- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Wellfleet, Mass. : Leapfrog Press ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed in the United States by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2008, c2007.
Description
195 p. ; 23 cm.

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"A young American mother living in Japan fights impossible odds to be reunited with her child." "Jill Parker is an American artist living in a remote village on the coast of Japan making ends meet as a hostess at a waterfront bar when she meets Yusuke, an art gallery owner who believes in her talent. As their affair leads to marriage Jill is convinced that her life has finally opened to real love, a measure of recognition for her work, and a family connection with her beautiful but enigmatic adopted country. Instead she becomes trapped in a domestic nightmare. Under the iron-handed oversight of Okasan, Yusuke's cold tradition-bound mother, Jill is expected to master the 'womanly arts' and sacrifice herself to her husband's pleasure and the family's honor. The long anticipated birth of a beautiful baby boy, only serves to affirm her insignificance in the eyes of the family. Divorce is the only way out but according to Japan's unforgiving laws, a foreigner has no rights to custody and Jill is expected to disappear and leave her child behind."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN
  • 9780972898492
  • 0972898492
LCCN
2007029259
OCLC
156874761
Other standard number
  • 99933867943
RCP
C - S

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