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Inheritors, Asako Serizawa

Label
Inheritors
Title
Inheritors
Statement of responsibility
Asako Serizawa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the O. Henry Prize-winning author comes a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal exploration of lives fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II. Spanning more than 150 years, and set in multiple locations in colonial and postcolonial Asia and the United States, Inheritors paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of its characters as they grapple with the legacies of loss, imperialism, and war. Written from myriad perspectives and in a wide range of styles, each of these interconnected stories is designed to speak to the others, contesting assumptions and illuminating the complicated ways we experience, interpret, and pass on our personal and shared histories. A retired doctor, for example, is forced to confront the horrific moral consequences of his wartime actions. An elderly woman subjects herself to an interview, gradually revealing a fifty-year old murder and its shattering aftermath. And in the last days of a doomed war, a prodigal son who enlisted against his parents' wishes survives the American invasion of his island outpost, only to be asked for a sacrifice more daunting than any he imagined. Serizawa's characters walk the line between the devastating realities of war and the banal needs of everyday life as they struggle to reconcile their experiences with the changing world. A breathtaking meditation on suppressed histories and the relationship between history, memory, and storytelling, Inheritors stands in the company of Lisa Ko, Viet Thanhn Nguyen and Min Jin Lee"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serizawa, Asako
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.E746
LC item number
I53 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • FICTION / Asian American
Label
Inheritors, Asako Serizawa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1162815157
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780385545372
Lccn
2020012920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1162815157
Label
Inheritors, Asako Serizawa
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1162815157
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780385545372
Lccn
2020012920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1162815157

Library Locations

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