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Through the Arc of the Rain Forest free pdf "Through the Arc of the Rain Forest" is a burlesque of comic-strip adventures and apocalyptic portents that stretches familiar truths to their logical extreme in a future world that is just recognizable enough to be frightening. In the Author's Note," Karen Tei Yamashita writes that her book is like a Brazilian soap opera called a novela: "the novela's story is completely changeable according to the whims of the public psyche and approval, although most likely, the unhappy find happiness- the bad are punished- true love reigns- a popular actor is saved from death ... an idyll striking innocence, boundless nostalgia and terrible ruthlessness." The stage is a vast, mysterious field of impenetrable plastic in the Brazilian rain forest set against a backdrop of rampant environmental destruction, commercialization, poverty, and religious rapture. "Through the Arc of the Rainforest" is narrated by a small satellite hovering permanently around the head of an innocent character named Kazumasa. Through no fault of his own, Kazumasa seems to draw strange and significant people into his orbit and to find himself at the center of cataclysmic events that involve carrier pigeons, religious pilgrims, industrial espionage, magic feathers, big money, miracles, epidemics, true love, and the virtual end of the world. This book is simultaneously entertaining and depressing, with all the rollicking pessimism you'd expect of a good soap opera or a good political satire."- Kirsten Backstrom, "500 Great Books by Women"

About Karen Tei Yamashita

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of "Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, ""I Hotel, and "Anime Wong," "all published by Coffee House Press. "I Hotel"was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has been a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellow and is currently Professor of Literature and Creative Writing and the co-holder of the University of California Presidential Chair for Feminist

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Author : Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher : Coffee House Press
Data Published : 07 April 2011
ISBN : 1566892856
EAN : 9781566892858
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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