I Am a Japanese Writer: A Novel by Dany LaFerrière

I Am a Japanese Writer: A Novel

byDany LaFerrière, David Homel

Kobo ebook | September 28, 2010

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A devilishly intelligent new novel by the internationally bestselling author and Prix Médicis winner, Dany Lafferière.

A black writer from Montreal has found the perfect title for his next book I Am a Japanese Writer. His publisher gives him an advance on the strength of the title alone. The problem is, he can't seem to write a word of it. He can scarcely summon the energy to put pen to paper, and so he nurses his writer's block by taking long baths, re-reading the works of Japanese poet Basho and engaging in amorous intrigues with rising pop star Midori and her entourage of vampire girls.

Part postmodern fantasy, part Kafkaesque nightmare and part travelogue to the inner reaches of the self, I Am a Japanese Writer calls into question everything we think we know about what - and who - makes a work of art.
Title:I Am a Japanese Writer: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:D & M PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553656393

ISBN - 13:9781553656395

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minimalistic, yet effective Hilariously self-deprecating and astoundingly self-aware, this novel really raises the question of what role our ethnicity and nationality play in the formation of our individual identities. Though this is definitely not a book that will be appreciated by everyone, to those who 'get it' this novel will become a veritable gem on their bookshelves.
Date published: 2010-10-10