An American Breakfast
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.”
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