Polite Lies

Polite Lies

On Being A Woman Caught Between Cultures

Book - 1999
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In this powerful, exquisitely crafted book, Kyoko Mori delves into her dual heritage with a rare honesty that is both graceful and stirring. From her unhappy childhood in Japan, weighted by a troubled family and a constricting culture, to the American Midwest, where she found herself free to speak as a strong-minded independent woman, though still an outsider, Mori explores the different codes of silence, deference, and expression that govern Japanese and American women's lives: the ties that bind us to family and the lies that keep us apart; the rituals of mourning that give us the courage to accept death; the images of the body that make sex seem foreign to Japanese women and second nature to Americans. In the sensitive hands of this compelling writer, one woman's life becomes the mirror of two profoundly different societies.

Baker & Taylor
The author describes being caught between the Japanese culture of her childhood and the American ways of her adulthood in the Midwest

& Taylor

The critically acclaimed author of Shizuko's Daughter, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, looks back on her childhood in Japan and her adulthood in the American Midwest, comparing the treatment of women in both cultures. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Publishing Group, 1999
Edition: 1st Fawcett ed
ISBN: 9780449004289
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm


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