The Kappa child
"James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award for Science Fiction and Commonwealth Writers' Prize Winner, 2001
Sunburst Award Nomination for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2002"
From the award-winning author of "Chorus of Mushrooms," which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in the Caribbean and Canadian Region and was co-winner of the Canada Japan Book Award, "The Kappa Child" is the tale of four Japanese Canadian sisters struggling to escape the bonds of a family and landscape as inhospitable as the sweltering prairie heat.
In a family not at all reminiscent of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, four Japanese-Canadian sisters struggle to escape the bonds of a family and landscape as inhospitable as the sweltering prairie heat. Their father, moved by an incredible dream of optimism, decides to migrate from the lush green fields of British Columbia to Alberta. There, he is determined to deny the hard-pan limitations of the prairie and to grow rice. Despite a dearth of both water and love, the family discovers, through sorrow and fear, the green kiss of the Kappa Child, a mythical creature who blesses those who can imagine its magic...
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Review: The Kappa ChildUser Review - Emi - Goodreads
This book is like a real journey. I have never took this much time to read a book of such length but it was necessary. If I rushed through it, I would have missed so many things. At first, I was not ... Read full review
Review: The Kappa ChildUser Review - Megan - Goodreads
Where did I stumble on this? Someone somewhere recommended it, and I'm so glad. I can't wait to read her other books, AND I just went and read her blog and it was great too - http://www.hiromigoto.com/category/blog/ Read full review