East is East

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
7 Reviews
Trained in the way of the Samurai, dreaming of the City of Brotherly
Love, Hiro Tanaka impetuously jumps ship off the coast of Georgia - only
to wash up on a barrier island populated by rednecks, descendants of
black slaves, and a colony of crazed artists. Terrifying one islander -
literally - to death, and fleeing not only from the Immigration Agents
but also an elderly lady convinced he is Seiji Ozawa, Tanaka is
unwittingly caught up in a hilarious and irretievably complicated
spider's web of misunderstandings. His sole refuge on the island, the
manipulative and ambiguous novelist Ruth Dershowitz, only draws him in
ever deeper...

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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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About the author (2011)

T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of ten collections of stories and fourteen novels, most recently, San Miguel, followed by the second volume of his collected stories, T. C. Boyle Stories II. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and won a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California.

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