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Tropic of Orange
by Karen Tei Yamashita


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"Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents an] intricate plot with mordant wit." -- New York Times Book Review

"A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"Brilliant.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents an] intricate plot with mordant wit." --New York Times Book Review

"A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature." --Library Journal (starred review)

"Brilliant. . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes." --Booklist (starred review)

"Yamashita handles her eccentrics and the setting of their adventures with panache. David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez." --Publishers Weekly

Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it's a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781566894869
  • ISBN-10: 1566894867
  • Publisher: Coffee House Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds


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