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The Buddha in the Attic

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Julie Otsuka's long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine ("To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird" --The New York Times) 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, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; 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.

In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream.

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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 1-4104-4622-0 / 978-1-4104-4622-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 1-905490-87-9 / 978-1-905490-87-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-307-70000-3 / 978-0-307-70000-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-241-95648-X / 978-0-241-95648-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic (Pen/Faulkner Award - Fiction)
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-307-74442-6 / 978-0-307-74442-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-307-94073-X / 978-0-307-94073-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Buddha in the Attic (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-307-94075-6 / 978-0-307-94075-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Anchor
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