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Ruth Ozeki

(Ruth L Ozeki)
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RUTH OZEKI is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist, whose work has been characterized by U.S.A. Today as "ardent and passionate...rare and provocative." Her first novel, My Year of Meats, was published in 1998 by Viking Penguin and has garnered widespread glowing reviews, awards, and a still-growing readership.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   My Year of Meats (1998)
   All Over Creation (2002)
   Click (2007) (with others)
   A Tale for the Time Being (2013)
   The Book of Form and Emptiness (2021)
Non fiction show
Ruth Ozeki recommends
Signal Fires (2022)
Dani Shapiro
"Signal Fires is an urgent and compassionate meditation on memory, time, and space. Shapiro has created a world that's as wrenching as it is wondrous."
The Complicities (2022)
Stacey D'Erasmo
"The Complicities is a subtle masterpiece. Imagine a voice - lyrical and low, intimate and insistent - whispering in your ear. Half-told truths simmer below the surface, like the uneasy murmuring of a conscience. Mesmerized, you listen. There is menace here in D'Erasmo's disquieted world, and terrible beauty, too. Things are not what they appear to be. We are not who we think we are, either, and yet we are complicit."
A Map for the Missing (2022)
Belinda Huijuan Tang
"An engrossing saga of a young mathematician caught between two countries, two cultures, two eras, and two loves. Set against the violent turmoil of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this powerful debut explores the wrenching impact of political ideologies on individual lives in a way that is resonant and timely."

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Anthologies containing stories by Ruth Ozeki
Charlie Chan Is Dead 2 (2004)
At Home in the World: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction
(Charlie Chan Is Dead, book 2)
edited by
Jessica Hagedorn

Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2013) : A Tale for the Time Being

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