Sansei and Sensibility 

Product Number: EB00781974
Released: May 05, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566895781
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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In these buoyant and inventive stories, Karen Tei Yamashita transfers classic tales across boundaries and questions what an inheritance—familial, cultural, emotional, artistic—really means. In a California of the sixties and seventies, characters examine the contents of deceased relatives' freezers, tape-record high school locker-room chatter, or collect a community's gossip while cleaning the teeth of its inhabitants. Mr. Darcy is the captain of the football team, Mansfield Park materializes in a suburb of L.A., bake sales replace ballroom dances, and station wagons, not horse-drawn carriages, are the preferred mode of transit. The stories of traversing class, race, and gender leap into our modern world with and humor.

Author(s): Karen Tei Yamashita
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2020

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