Bedtime Eyes

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Macmillan, May 2, 2006 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Amy Yamada is one of the most prominent--and controversial--novelists in Japan today.  She bursted onto the scene in 1985 with her short novel "Bedtime Eyes," which for critics embodied the spirit of the 'shinjinru'--i.e. Generation X-- in much the same way that Less Than Zero, Bright Lights, Big City, and Douglas Coupland did in the U.S. Bedtime Eyes is the first English-language publication of three of Yamada's novellas/short novels: "Bedtime Eyes," "The Piano Player's Fingers" and "Jesse." While all are centered around the relationship between a Japanese woman and a black American man, each explores love, sex, and the vast gulf between from different and equally revealing viewpoints. Starkly imagined and sharply observed, Bedtime Eyes introduces to the English language some of Yamada's best known and most influential work.

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Yamada (Trash ), winner of the Naoki Prize, Japan's equivalent of the Pulitzer, has become a prominent and controversial force in Japanese literature. Her powerful voice is introduced to a wider ... Read full review

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I saw this movie while in Japan stations with MCAS Iwakuni Japan.... This movie was introduced to me by a then young Japanese woman who I met during the MCAS Iwakuni Family and Friends Day (Air Show). This movie was very touching since I was going through this same experience with this beautiful Japanese young lady during the 1980's. Our relationship ended just as Jesse did with the young Japanese woman leaving both of us with regrets when I rotated back to the United States.... This is a must see movie for American service men stationed in Japan if you decide to involve yourself in a multicultural relationship oversea..... this is truly a wonderful love story about to young couples trying to make love work against all odds...... 

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Amy Yamada is the author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction. She is the winner of the Naoki Prize, Japan's equivalent of the Pulitzer, and - for "Bedtime Eyes" - the prestigious Bungei Prize. She lives outside of Tokyo, Japan.

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