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    DescriptionIn a single eye-opening year, two women, worlds apart, experience parallel awakenings. In New York, Jane Takagi-Little has landed a job producing Japanese docu-soap My American Wife! But as she researches the consumption of meat in the American home, she begins to realize that her ruthless search for a story is deeply compromising her morals. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, housewife Akiko Ueno diligently prepares the recipes from Jane's programme. Struggling to please her husband, she increasingly doubts her commitment to the life she has fallen into. As Jane and Akiko both battle to assert their individuality on opposite sides of the globe, they are drawn together in a startling story of strength, courage, love.


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    Title
    My Year of Meats
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ruth L. Ozeki
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 468
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782111146
    ISBN 10: 178211114X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: KANA1510
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Ruth Ozeki is an award-winning novelist and filmmaker. She is also the author of All Over Creation and, most recently,the Man Booker 2013 shortlisted A Tale for the Time Being. Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut, by an American father and Japanese mother. In June 2010 she was ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest. She divides her time between British Columbia and New York.
    Review quote
    * Ozeki is a deeply intelligent and humane writer -- Alice Sebold, author of Lovely Bones * One of my favourite novelists -- Junot Diaz * There are not many novels that can justify the label "extraordinary"... It grapples with a quite astonishing pantheon of themes... The writing is witty, intelligent and passionate Independent * Smart, funny, irreverent Guardian * A joy to read Elle * Ozeki offers a remarkably fresh view of the rocky road many women travel to love and motherhood Glamour * Romance, agri-business, self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding - it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these ingredients beautifully together. My Year of Meats is a sensitive and compelling portrait of two modern women -- Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha * A meaty novel about relationships, cultural boundaries and the beef industry ... Ruth Ozeki masks a deeper purpose with a light tone ... My Year of Meats is delightful in many ways -- Jane Smiley * A wildly entertaining story that addresses a smorgasbord of social issues Chicago Tribune * Character gems and exquisite plotting make this a treasure to read Kirkus Reviews * Wonderfully wild and bracing... A feast that leaves you hungry for whatever Ozeki cooks up next Newsweek