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When the Emperor Was Divine

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
Julie Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have ever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination - both physical and emotional - of a generation of Japanese Americans. In five chapters, each flawlessly executed from a different point of view - the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train ride to the camp; the son in the desert encampment; the family's return to their home; and the bitter release of the father after more than four years in captivity - she has created a small tour de force, a novel of unrelenting economy and suppressed emotion. Spare, intimate, arrestingly understated, When the Emperor Was Divine is a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times. It heralds the arrival of a singularly gifted new novelist.


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 1-4352-8720-7 / 978-1-4352-8720-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-375-43278-7 / 978-0-375-43278-1 (USA edition)
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October 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-613-99885-5 / 978-0-613-99885-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday
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October 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 1-4176-2206-7 / 978-1-4176-2206-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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October 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-7569-6638-8 / 978-0-7569-6638-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: When The Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-670-91263-8 / 978-0-670-91263-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-375-41429-0 / 978-0-375-41429-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: When The Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-241-96344-3 / 978-0-241-96344-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: When The Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-14-100905-5 / 978-0-14-100905-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-606-29557-7 / 978-0-606-29557-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-385-72181-1 / 978-0-385-72181-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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July 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine (Om)
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-670-91393-6 / 978-0-670-91393-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-385-36248-X / 978-0-385-36248-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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October 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
ISBN: 0-7393-0791-6 / 978-0-7393-0791-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: When The Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Fig Tree
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Author(s): Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Anchor
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