Book Reviews of The Laws of Evening

The Laws of Evening
The Laws of Evening
Author: Mary Yukari Waters
ISBN-13: 9780743243322
ISBN-10: 0743243323
Publication Date: 5/13/2003
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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Beautiful book, (isn't the coer image beautiful?) I think women will mostly be able to identify with the females in these stories.
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Unforgettable characters. This book is beautiful (one reviewer on the back cover called it "a banquet for the senses," and he's right). Human beings in a cultural context, depicting universal humanity, living in Japanese society between World War II and its extreme devastation, and rapidly advancing Westernization. I would compare the writing to that of Amy Tan or Diane Ackerman. Gorgeous. Indelible from your memory once you've visited the lives of these characters.
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This book is filled with fictional personal essays relating to how various Japanese citizens coped during the decades after World War II. The book documents how a very traditional generation of Japanese adjusted to societal changes that all but wiped out traditional culture and life as it had been. In a different setting the Japanese whose voices we hear could be speaking for almost any modern postware generation anywhhere. Sad, nostalgic, courageous.
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A book of short stories set in postwar japan,
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Good read.