After The Bloom

April 15, 2017|
After The Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara
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  • A mother-daughter story of a family, focused on the tensions between the two female generations working through the trauma of the internment camps of the Second World War
  • Dramatizes how the internment of Japanese families in the U.S. and Canada has long been a subject of shame rarely spoken of in affected families, and shows how these wounds endure in silence
  • Inspired by the author’s family history. Leslie Shimotakahara is a fourth-generation Japanese-Canadian whose older relatives were all interned in Canada or the U.S.
  • The Internment was recently the subject of a Broadway musical, Allegiance, by George Takei
  • The chapters set in 1980s Toronto bring back to life a city that lives in the memories of readers now in their thirties and older — a period of local history that has not yet received a great deal of attention
  • Author earned her Ph.D in English from Brown University in 2006.
Leslie Shimotakahara’s memoir, The Reading List, was the winner of the Canada-Japan Literary Prize in 2012. Her fiction has been short-listed for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Brown University. After the Bloom is her debut novel. Leslie lives in Toronto.
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Title:After The Bloom
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:324 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:324 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:April 15, 2017
Publisher:Dundurn Press
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781459737433

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