Made In Japan by S. J. Parks

Made In Japan

byS. J. Parks

Kobo ebook | May 4, 2017

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A young girl traces her mother’s steps all the way from London to Japan to search for the father she never knew. Hana arrives in Tokyo with only two words in her mind: The Teahouse. She’s a long way from home in East London and still fresh from the loss of her mother. But her grief has sent her across to the other side of the world to find out who she is, and for Hana that means finding the Japanese man she has never met, her father with only these two words as clues. Made in Japan is a beautifully woven story of a mother and daughter who, decades apart, tread the same streets of glittering Tokyo looking for that something that might complete them.

Title:Made In JapanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 4, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008201021

ISBN - 13:9780008201029

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A girl travels to Japan in search of her past A somewhat melancholic type of read. Immersive and all encompassing too as a girl travels to Japan in order to find out about her father, using ‘the teahouse’ as her only clue to her fathers’ identity. Hana may be lost in life but she acts as a good guide to 2012 Japan as she immerses herself in life there and goes to great lengths to fit in with local tradition and habits in the ‘when in Japan, do as the Japanese do’ line of thought. When the mother’s story unravels and we travel back to 1980’s Japan, this for me was when the power of the narrative really came into its own. Japan comes to life in every way – modern versus tradition – and the beautiful chaos of the city shone through. What really stood out as well were the descriptions and history behind Japanese architecture . Here’s an author who’s really enjoyed doing her research! This is quite an emotional novel and journey to read and one which brings out sadness, a sense of belonging and family ties all within a within a foreign environment. Where do we call home?
Date published: 2017-12-15