An American Breakfast

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좋은땅, Dec 7, 2012 - Education - 235 pages
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An American Breakfast provides an insightful look at the United States through the eyes of a Japanese student who finds himself stranded on the plains of Nebraska.
In the course of his travels through the country—which includes a back-story of a gut-wrenching trial with his father in Japan over his engagement to a Swedish girl—Kenji finds himself on a dairy farm, confronting the most menial of chores as well as some of the nation’s most destructive hailstorms.
The experiences on the farm with the American farming family, the landscape and the work with the livestock are registered with a particular outsider's perspective which brings the array to notice in startlingly new and fresh ways....
The challenging rural life is almost a frontier story of endurance under testing conditions; there is love interest; family and extended-family dynamics; and always the roving eye of the outsider who is slowly brought into the fold.

“An American Breakfast is truly a good, solid read.”
Kirpal Singh (Dr)
Associate Professor of Literature
Singapore Management University
“Asano is a rare find. His understanding of humanity cuts into the depths of the heart.”
James Craggs
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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
24
Section 4
40
Section 5
62
Section 6
71
Section 7
97
Section 8
122
Section 14
154
Section 15
159
Section 16
169
Section 17
174
Section 18
179
Section 19
188
Section 20
200
Section 21
203

Section 9
130
Section 10
133
Section 11
136
Section 12
141
Section 13
145
Section 22
211
Section 23
216
Section 24
219
Section 25
229
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저자 - Hideo Asano
Hideo Asano is partly educated in Southern California who has been writing for many years during extensive travels across the globe, through Asia, Europe, the U.S., Australia and Russia. As a freelance journalist, he also covered the civil war inside Afghanistan during the occupation of the Soviet Union. Currently, he lives in Japan. An American Breakfast is his first novel.

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