Plum Wine

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Dial Trade Paperbacks, 2007 - 336 páginas
Bottles of homemade plum wine link two worlds, two eras, and two lives through the eyes of Barbara Jefferson, a young American teaching at a Tokyo university. When her surrogate mother, Michi, dies, Barbara inherits an extraordinary gift: a tansu chest filled with bottles of homemade plum wine wrapped in sheets of rice paper covered in elegant calligraphy—one bottle for each of the last twenty years of Michi’s life.

Why did Michi leave her memoirs to Barbara, who cannot read Japanese? Seeking a translator, Barbara turns to an enigmatic pottery artist named Seiji, who will offer her a companionship as tender as it is forbidden. But as the two lovers unravel the mysteries of Michi’s life, a story that draws them through the aftermath of World War II and the hidden world of the hibakusha, Hiroshima survivors, Barbara begins to suspect that Seiji may be hiding the truth about Michi’s past—and a heartbreaking secret of his own.
 

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Barbara Jefferson is an American teaching in Japan, and her professor, Michi, who was like a mother to her, died and leaves her a tansu chest full of plum wine. Each bottle of wine was made in a ... Leer comentario completo

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Plum Wine. Angela Davis-Gardner. 2006. Friend Lorie suggested this book, and I am so glad. It is a beautifully written love story! Barbara Jefferson is teaching English at a university in Tokyo. Michi ... Leer comentario completo

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Sección 3
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Angela Davis-Gardner spent a year in Japan as visiting professor at Tokyo's Tsuda College, where she taught English and American literature. She is currently Alumni Distinguished Professor of creative writing at North Carolina State University and lives in Raleigh, where she is at work on her new novel, Butterfly's Child, to be published as a Dial Press hardcover in 2008. Angela is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Felice and Forms of Shelter, both soon to be reissued as Dial Press trade paperbacks.

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