The Resource Middle Son

Middle Son

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Middle Son
Title
Middle Son
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Subject
Summary
This novel of a Japanese-American family is "a tender tale of secrecy and obligation, introducing us to a Hawaii the tourists never see" (Glamour). When Spencer Fujii's grandparents arrived in Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century, they brought Japanese customs with them. Five decades later, those traditional expectations still shape the lives of the Fujii family. Spencer, the son of first generation sugarcane plantation workers, is the middle child. This "small gem" of a novel, an ALA Notable Book of the Year, follows his childhood days with his much-loved big brother and the tragedy that separated them; the traditions of responsibility, acceptance, and sacrifice that Spencer struggles with into adulthood; and his moving, final communion with his mother (Kirkus Reviews). With "wonderfully vivid emotional details . . . Iida allows us to know these people, and the land they come from" (Newsday). "Deborah Iida's fine writing and her wonderful ear opened the window on the world of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii, a world that captivated this reader." —Abraham Verghese "The scenes between Spencer and his mother . . . provide rich demonstrations that Ms. Iida has mastered the difficult art of capturing the rhythms of hesitation and circumlocution, the ways in which characters talk about everything but the only thing on their mind." —The New York Times Book Review
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Iida, Deborah
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Label
Middle Son
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:61bc886b-a816-4023-a234-64bee7ab73fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781565127760
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Middle Son
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:61bc886b-a816-4023-a234-64bee7ab73fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781565127760
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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