The Resource Brazil-Maru : a novel, by Karen Tei Yamashita

Brazil-Maru : a novel, by Karen Tei Yamashita

Label
Brazil-Maru : a novel
Title
Brazil-Maru
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Tei Yamashita
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the United States closed its doors to Japanese immigrants, hundreds of thousands of them made their way to the coffee plantations and the then-open spaces of Brazil. In this engrossing multigenerational novel, award-winning author Karen Tei Yamashita tells the story of one idealistic band of these immigrants, who arrive in 1925 on a ship named the Brazil-Maru and set out to carve a utopia out of the jungle. Led by the charismatic Kantaro Uno, the pioneers create a civilization built around his passions for baseball, painting, chickens, and their own socialist sentiments. They endure struggles in clearing the land, maintaining their identity, adapting to a new world, and fighting the backlash caused by World War II. Inevitably, however, the turbulent course Kantaro has set leads the community called Esperanca in a direction no one could have predicted. Told through the eyes of five characters covering three generations of Esperanca's history, Brazil-Maru explores themes that resonate with the reality of all immigrant history: the dream of creating a new world, the cost of idealism, the symbiotic tie between a people and the land they settle, and the changes demanded by the appearance of a new generation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yamashita, Karen Tei
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3575.A44
LC item number
B7 1992
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese
  • Immigrants
  • Brazil
Label
Brazil-Maru : a novel, by Karen Tei Yamashita
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9781566890007
Lccn
92017857
System control number
  • 1060296-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1060296
  • (Sirsi) o25964827
  • (OCoLC)25964827
Label
Brazil-Maru : a novel, by Karen Tei Yamashita
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9781566890007
Lccn
92017857
System control number
  • 1060296-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1060296
  • (Sirsi) o25964827
  • (OCoLC)25964827

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