The Resource The sweetest fruits : a novel, Monique Truong

The sweetest fruits : a novel, Monique Truong

Label
The sweetest fruits : a novel
Title
The sweetest fruits
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Monique Truong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Greek woman tells of how she willed herself out of her father's cloistered house, married an Irish officer in the British Army, and came to Ireland with her two-year-old son in 1852, only to be forced to leave without him soon after. An African American woman, born into slavery on a Kentucky plantation, makes her way to Cincinnati after the Civil War to work as a boarding house cook, where in 1872 she meets and marries an up-and-coming newspaper reporter. In Matsue, Japan, in 1891, a former samurai's daughter is introduced to a newly arrived English teacher, and becomes the mother of his four children and his unsung literary collaborator. The lives of writers can often best be understood through the eyes of those who nurtured them and made their work possible. In The Sweetest Fruits, these three women tell the story of their time with Lafcadio Hearn, a globetrotting writer best known for his books about Meiji-era Japan. In their own unorthodox ways, these women are also intrepid travelers and explorers. Their accounts witness Hearn's remarkable life but also seek to witness their own existence and luminous will to live unbounded by gender, race, and the mores of their time. Each is a gifted storyteller with her own precise reason for sharing her story, and together their voices offer a revealing, often contradictory portrait of Hearn. With brilliant sensitivity and an unstinting eye, Truong illuminates the women's tenacity and their struggles in a novel that circumnavigates the globe in the search for love, family, home, and belonging.--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Truong, Monique T. D
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.R86
LC item number
S94 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Koizumi, Setsu
  • Authors, American
  • Authors' spouses
Label
The sweetest fruits : a novel, Monique Truong
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2019021471
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780735221017
Lccn
bl2019021471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The sweetest fruits : a novel, Monique Truong
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2019021471
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780735221017
Lccn
bl2019021471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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