My Year of Meats: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 1, 1999 - Fiction - 400 pages
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A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. Hailed by USA Today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.

  

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Ruth L. Ozeki is an impressive and compelling writer. - Goodreads
The plot device took over the plot. - Goodreads
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Basically a love story in disguise. - Goodreads
A good story, although the ending seems contrived. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Mie - Goodreads

This was a very good novel. Since I am a Japanese, I was able to relate lots of characters though some were extreme. The story sounded so real. Yet I didn't feel realistic that at the last part, Akiko ... Read full review

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When I finished the last page, I breathed a sigh of relief. In the middle of reading this...poetry...I (unfortunately) read Gayle Forman's If I Stay. At the end of that, I said, "Now, that's over." At ... Read full review

Contents

JANE
AKIKO
SUZIE
JANE
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE

JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
GRACE
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
JANE
HELEN
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
TWO SCENES
EDITING ROOM
AKIKO
A KIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
JANE
AKIKO
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
GRACE
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
LARA DYANN
JANE
AKIKO
JANE
JANE
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
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About the author (1999)

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the award-winning author of three novels, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, and A Tale for the Time Being, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her critically acclaimed independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been screened at Sundance and aired on PBS. She is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.

Visit www.ruthozeki.com and follow @ozekiland on Twitter.

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