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Still, they persist with brave resilience, and a new resolve emerges: She took down the curtains and shades. What other things disappear, and what attempts do the characters make to retrieve them? Retrieved June 15, This book can easily be read in two or three hours if you have uninterrupted time.

Account Options Sign in. In what other ways do they identify—and sometimes mis-identify—themselves, and how might this be related to the theme of seeing? The family members remain nameless, thus giving their story a universal quality.

Oct 14, Pages Buy. It is more a study of the psychological than factual treatment of Japanese.


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What clues does the author use to indicate this shift? In what ways does this confession play on stereotypes about Japanese and Anglos? As I was pondering what to write about this slim, impressionistic oysuka about America’s internment of Japanese, including citizens, the leading candidate for one of the two major parties in the United States praised that painful and wrong-headed moment in our history.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. View smperor 7 comments. I’ve always wondered why this book hasn’t won a Pulitzer Prize lol.

How has he been changed by his experience? Very quickly they encountered antagonism. Why does the girl make the boy turn away while she undresses? At first we pretended not to hear them, but after a while we could no longer resist.

When the Emperor Was Divine

Japanese American Internment at Topaz. When the Emperor Was Divine has been translated into six languages and sold more thancopies. Probably because he xivine the one who seemed to need love the most. How do the mother and daughter think of him?

Former acquaintances pretend not to see them. None of them waved.

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Will the dreamy little boy lose his thd to dream? Where else in the novel do characters write their names and to what effect? The family is forced to leave their home in California and stay in a camp in a Utah. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.


What happened to my mother and her family during the war was not something we talked about much at home while I was growing up. Inside the box were letters and postcards my grandfather had written to his wife and children during the war. During World War II, in fact, mere months after Pearl Harbor, thousands of Japanese residents of the United States were labeled enemy aliens and removed from their homes, transported across country to camps set up in the middle of the desert, inhospitable spots of searing heat in the summer and terrible cold in the winter.

She really holds that family together. In what other ways does her behavior change during this time?