Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories

Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories

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ISBN-13: 9780913175149
Publisher: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press
Publication date: 09/01/1988
Pages: 170

About the Author

Hisaye Yamamoto received the 1986 American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Before Columbus Foundation. Seventeen Syllables received the 1988 Award for Literature from the Association for Asian American Studies.

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Grace Paley

The writing of history and the telling of stories are in our time very different. But these stories about the daily lives of Japanese American women in and out of the World War II internment camps of the United States are history and her story. The women are gutsy or fragile-that is, like any of us would be caught in exile while at home. The stories are beautifully written so we feel them even more deeply.

Joy Kogawa

You can imagine my delight to learn that a collection of her work is now finally seeing the light of day. How good that feels. At least more people will be touched by the grace that flows through Hisaye Yamamoto's pen. The world be a better place because of it.

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