Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists . . . bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.
Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of This Is How You Lose Her
In precise and luminous prose, Ozeki captures both the sweep and detail of our shared humanity. The result is gripping, fearless, inspiring and true.
Madeline Miller, author of the Orange Prize winner The Song of Achilles
Wonderfully wild and bracing . . . A feast that leaves you hungry for whatever Ozeki cooks up next.
My Year of Meats pulsates with passion. . . . Ozeki s first novel detonates an attack on the meat industry that would make Upton Sinclair sit up and smile . . . yet all this energy doesn t obscure the novel s quirky charm.
Ruth Ozeki masks a deeper purpose with a light tone . . . A comical-satirical-farcical-epical-tragical-romantical novel.
Jane Smiley, Chicago Tribune
An amazingly assured debut, My Year of Meats is a wonderfully irreverent novel, with wacky cross-cultural collisions and hilarious characters . . . a joy to read.
Ozeki offers a remarkably fresh view of the rocky road many women travel to love and motherhood . . . one of the heartiest, and, yes, meatiest debuts in years.
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
Canny, cunning, muckraking, and lusty, weaving hormones and corporate threats, fertility and independence.
The Village Voice
A likeably odd and inventively imagined tale . . . Ozeki writes with the same over-the-top verve as fellow hyper-realist David Foster Wallace.
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