Country of Origin (Revised)

Don Lee (Author)
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Description


Lisa Countryman is a woman of complex origins. Half-Japanese, adopted by African American parents, she returns to Tokyo, ostensibly to research her thesis on Japan's "sad, brutal reign of conformity." When she vanishes, Tom Hurley, who is half-Korean and half-white, is assigned to her case at the American embassy, as is local cop Kenzo Ota, who is 100 percent Japanese but deemed an outsider.

Product Details

Price
$21.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
April 17, 2005
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.58 X 0.85 X 8.24 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393327069
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About the Author

Don Lee is the author of the novels The Collective, Wrack and Ruin, and Country of Origin, and the story collection Yellow. He has received an American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, an O. Henry Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Temple University and splits his time between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Reviews

"Touching, wide-ranging, often funny--and never less than compelling."