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Author Hamby, Barbara, 1952-

Title Lester Higata's 20th century / Barbara Hamby
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 161 pages)
Series The John Simmons short fiction award ; 2010
John Simmons short fiction award.
Contents Lester Higata's string theory -- Paradise -- Iniki chicken -- Mr. Manago's mango trees -- The Li hing mui fiasco -- Linda Higata's room -- Lani dances the zombie hula in L.A. -- Lester Higata and the orchid of divine retribution -- Sayonara, Mrs. Higata -- The thirty names of Kū -- Invasion of the Haoles -- Katherine Higata and the four Japanese ladies -- Lester Higata in love
Summary Starting in 1999 with his conversation with his father, continuing backward in time throughout his life with his wife, Katherine, and their children in Hawai'i, and ending with his days in the hospital in 1946, as he heals from a wartime wound and meets the woman he will marry, Hamby recreates not just one but any number of the worlds that have shaped Lester. The world of his mother, as stubbornly faithful to Japan and Buddhism as Katherine's mother is to Ohio and conservative Christianity; the world of his children, whose childhoods and adulthoods are vastly different from his own; the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-161)
Notes Print version record
Subject Japanese American men -- Fiction
Japanese American families -- Fiction
FICTION -- General.
Japanese American families
Japanese American men
Hawaii -- Fiction
Genre/Form short stories.
Short stories
Short stories.
Short stories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781587299421