Tropic of Orange

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Coffee House Press, 12 sep. 2017 - 290 pagina's
“David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez” in this novel set in a dystopian Los Angeles from a National Book Award finalist (Publishers Weekly).
 
Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it’s a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself—from an author who has received the California Book Award and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award, among other literary honors.
 
“Fiercely satirical . . . Yamashita presents [an] intricate plot with mordant wit.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“A stunner . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature.” —Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Brilliant . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes.” —Booklist (starred review)
 

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I have to be honest. I was frustrated while I was reading this book because I really had no idea what was going on. I knew somehow it all made sense, and I constantly told myself that, but up until ... Volledige review lezen

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Kaleidoscopic, Even in its most most hallucinatory digression, completely true and revelatory. Volledige review lezen

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Diamond Lane
Rideshare Downtown Interchange
NewsNow Hollywood South
Morning En México
To Wash On the Tropic
Car Payment Due Tijuana via Singapore
Oldies This Old Hood
Budgets Skirting Downtown

Coffee Break Downtown
To Wake The Marketplace
Cultural Diversity
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2017)

Karen Tei Yamashita: Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has been a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellow and co-holder of the University of California Presidential Chair for Feminist & Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. She is currently Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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