My Year of Meats

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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.12 X 8.06 X 0.8 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140280463

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About the Author

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the award-winning author of three novels, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, and A Tale for the Time Being, which was a finalist for the 2013 Booker Prize. Her nonfiction work includes a memoir, The Face: A Time Code, and the documentary film, Halving the Bones. She is affiliated with the Everyday Zen Foun­dation and teaches creative writing at Smith College, where she is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities.

Reviews

"Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists . . . bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page."
--Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of This Is How You Lose Her

"In precise and luminous prose, Ozeki captures both the sweep and detail of our shared humanity. The result is gripping, fearless, inspiring and true."
--Madeline Miller, author of the Orange Prize winner The Song of Achilles

"Wonderfully wild and bracing . . . A feast that leaves you hungry for whatever Ozeki cooks up next."
--Newsweek

"My Year of Meats pulsates with passion. . . . Ozeki's first novel detonates an attack on the meat industry that would make Upton Sinclair sit up and smile . . . yet all this energy doesn't obscure the novel's quirky charm."
--USA Today

"Ruth Ozeki masks a deeper purpose with a light tone . . . A comical-satirical-farcical-epical-tragical-romantical novel."
--Jane Smiley, Chicago Tribune

"An amazingly assured debut, My Year of Meats is a wonderfully irreverent novel, with wacky cross-cultural collisions and hilarious characters . . . a joy to read."
--Elle

"Ozeki offers a remarkably fresh view of the rocky road many women travel to love and motherhood . . . one of the heartiest, and, yes, meatiest debuts in years."
--Glamour

"Romance, agri-business, self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding--it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these ingredients beautifully together. My Year of Meats is a sensitive and compelling portrait of two modern women."
--Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

"Canny, cunning, muckraking, and lusty, weaving hormones and corporate threats, fertility and independence."
--The Village Voice

"A likeably odd and inventively imagined tale . . . Ozeki writes with the same over-the-top verve as fellow hyper-realist David Foster Wallace."
--Detroit Free Press