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A True Novel

About the Book

A True Novel

A TRUE NOVEL begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success --- despite racial and class prejudice --- and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. A  TRUE NOVEL then widens into an examination of Japan’s westernization and the emergence of a middle class.
The winner of Japan’s prestigious Yomiuri Literature Prize, Mizumura has written a beautiful novel, with love at its core, that reveals, above all, the power of storytelling.

A True Novel
by Minae Mizumura

  • Publication Date: November 12, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Other Press
  • ISBN-10: 1590512030
  • ISBN-13: 9781590512036