Yokohama, California by Toshio MoriYokohama, California by Toshio Mori

Yokohama, California

byToshio MoriIntroduction byXiaojing Zhou, William Saroyan

Paperback | March 3, 2015

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Yokohama, California, originally released in 1949, is the first published collection of short stories by a Japanese American. Set in a fictional community, these linked stories are alive with the people, gossip, humor, and legends of Japanese America in the 1930s and 1940s.

Replaces ISBN 9780295961675

Toshio Mori (1910?1980) was born in Oakland, California. During World War II, he was interned, with his family, at the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah, where he served as camp historian. Xiaojing Zhou is professor of English at the University of the Pacific and author of Cities of Others: Reimagining Urban Spaces in Asian American Lite...
Title:Yokohama, CaliforniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:201 pages, 8.5 × 5.52 × 0.49 inPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295994746

ISBN - 13:9780295994741

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2015 Edition by Xiaojing ZhouStanding on Seventh Street: An Introduction to the 1985 Edition by Lawson Fusao InadaIntroduction to the Original Edition by William Saroyan

Tomorrow Is Coming, ChildrenThe Woman Who Makes Swell DoughnutsThe Seventh Street PhilosopherMy Mother Stands on Her HeadToshio MoriThe End of the LineSay It with FlowersAkira YanoLil? YokohamaThe Finance over at Doi?sThree Japanese MothersThe All-American GirlThe ChessmenNodas in AmericaThe Eggs of the WorldHe Who Has the Laughing Face Slant-Eyed AmericansThe TreesThe Six Rows of PomponsBusiness at ElevenThe Brothers

Editorial Reviews

Originally published in 1949, these twenty-two stories present subtle glimpses into the lives of Japanese-Americans in their neighborhood in Oakland, California, aka 'Yokohama.' Mori has a delicate touch, and the stories have more than a passing resemblance to Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio (1919).

- Kirkus Reviews - 2015