Imperfect Circles

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Imperfect Circles follows the lives of one family that was touched by the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, exploring how an obsession with personal history can often lead to more questions than answers.
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Overview

Imperfect Circles follows the lives of one family that was touched by the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, exploring how an obsession with personal history can often lead to more questions than answers.
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Publishers Weekly
01/06/2014
An awkward family reunion sets in motion a lengthy quest to understand racial identity in this fast-moving memoir penned by first-time author and psychotherapist Suzuki. Raised in Chicago, Suzuki—an Asian-American who, prior to writing the book, knew little about her Japanese heritage—creatively reconstructs a convoluted family history that dates back to her great-grandparents' trip from Japan to Seattle in the early 1920s. The author describes her efforts to convince reluctant relatives to discuss the family's experience in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, as well as their subsequent struggles to survive and succeed in America. Suzuki opens with a brief history of the internment camps that were established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, and goes on to paint a vivid portrait of her life and her family's history through a series of engaging vignettes, including transcriptions of e-mails and telephone conversations, and recollections of childhood memories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492289852
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 8/29/2013
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Suzuki is a writer and psychotherapist. She is the founder of Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC. She lives in Chicago, IL.
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