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 irretrievably 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 074757278X
  • 9780747572787
  • 1,120,662

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