Tropic of Orange
  • Tropic of Orange
  • Tropic of Orange
  • Tropic of Orange
ISBN: 1566890640
EAN13: 9781566890649
Language: English
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents an] intricate plot with mordant wit. --New York Times Book Review

A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature. --Library Journal (starred review)

Brilliant. . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes. --Booklist (starred review)

Yamashita handles her eccentrics and the setting of their adventures with panache. David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez. --Publishers Weekly

Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it's a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.

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