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
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.
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/