East is East

East is East

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Trained in the way of the Samurai, dreaming of the City of Brotherly Love, Hiro Tanaka impetuously jumps ship off the coast of Georgia - only to wash up on a barrier island populated by rednecks, descendants of black slaves, and a colony of crazed artists. Terrifying one islander - literally - to death, and fleeing not only from the Immigration Agents but also an elderly lady convinced he is Seiji Ozawa, Tanaka is unwittingly caught up in a hilarious and irretievably complicated spider's web of misunderstandings. His sole refuge on the island, the manipulative and ambiguous novelist Ruth Dershowitz, only draws him in ever deeper "Hilarious. A talented entertainer with a beady eye for the absurdities of culture shock." - "Guardian". "Boyle has a fine descriptive eye and peoples the novel with wonderfully absurd characters." - "Time Out".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 308g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747529337
  • 9780747529330
  • 1,150,784

Review quote

'A high-adrenalin story packed with more wit and invention in a single paragraph than many a respected English novel' INDEPENDENTshow more

Rating details

2,125 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 17% (362)
4 41% (872)
3 33% (691)
2 8% (168)
1 2% (32)
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