East is East

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 364 pages
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A young Japanese seaman jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and washes ashore on a barrier island inhabited by a strange mix of rednecks, descendents of slaves, genteel retired people, and a colony of artists. The result is a sexy, savagely hilarious tragicomedy of thwarted expectations, mistaken identity, love, jealousy and betrayal. "An absolutely stunning work, full of brilliant cross-cultural insights".--The New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

Those of you who have read T.C. Boyle before will know what I mean when I say that East is East is typical Boyle (at least of what I've read of his works thus far): his characters are vivid and mostly ... Read full review

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User Review  - AdriaFaye - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. I definitely like how it flipped back and forth between the different characters, getting all of their perspectives. The ending was definitely sad though. Read full review


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T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley and now lives near Los Angeles. He is the author of several novels and short story collections. His 1987 novel, "World's End", won the PENlFaulkner Award.

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