March Program Information

Join us for a discussion of Sansei & Sensibility by Karen Tei Yamashita

Meeting Date: March 20
Time: 2 pm
Location: Zoom meeting, please email us or fill out the Contact Us form for meeting information

Book Description:
In these buoyant and inventive stories, Yamashita transfers classic tales across boundaries and questions what an inheritance―familial, cultural, emotional, artistic―really means. In a California of the ’60s and ’70s, characters examine the contents of deceased relatives’ freezers, tape-record high-school locker-room chatter, or collect a community’s gossip while cleaning the teeth of its inhabitants. Mr. Darcy is the captain of the football team, Mansfield Park materializes in a suburb of L.A., bake sales replace balls, and station wagons, not horse-drawn carriages, are the preferred mode of transit. The stories of traversing class, race, and gender leap into our modern world with wit and humor.

Book Reviews:
LA Review of Books – https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/writing-is-a-ritual-a-conversation-with-karen-tei-yamashita/

Esquire – https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/a32711261/karen-tei-yamashita-sansei-and-sensibility-jane-austen-interview/

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