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Fiction Literary

Almost Japanese

by (author) Sarah Sheard

Publisher
Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552450840
    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770563476
    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
    List Price
    $9.99

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In Sarah Sheard's celebrated novel Almost Japanese, a young girl's obsession with a famous Japanese musician blossoms into personal transformation. In spare, lyrical prose, Sheard documents Emma's discovery of her new next door neighbour, a dazzling Japanese symphony conductor. Things Japanese soon begin to transform Emma's world. Several years later, she must journey to Japan on a private pilgrimage to connect to the source of her obsession.

About the author

Sarah Sheard is the author of two other critically acclaimed novels, The Swing Era, and the national bestseller The Hypnotist. Sarah won the 45 Below Award for her fiction, and a National Magazine Award for her essay on the Coach House Press. She lives in Toronto, where she mentors writers at Humber College and Ryerson Polytechnic University, and maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist and mediator.

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Editorial Reviews

'Intensely felt, the anguish is of the same order as that in By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.' —Globe and Mail

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