When the emperor was divine a novel by Julie Otsuka

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Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction,
  • Japanese American families -- Fiction,
  • Concentration camps -- Fiction,
  • California -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Julie Otsuka.
GenreFiction
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p.
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23246765M
ISBN 100375414290, 0385721811
LC Control Number2002020814

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