I Am A Japanese Writer

I Am A Japanese Writer

A Novel

Book - 2010
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A devilishly intelligent new novel by the internationally bestselling author and Prix M#65533;dicis winner

A black writer from Montreal has found the perfect title for his next book I Am a Japanese Writer . His publisher loves it and gives him an advance. The problem is, he can't seem to write a word of it. He nurses his writer's block by taking baths, re-reading the Japanese poet Basho and engaging in amorous intrigues with rising pop star Midori. The book, still unwritten, becomes a cult phenomenon in Japan, and the writer an international celebrity. A Japanese writer publishes a book called I Am a Malagasy Writer . Even the Japanese consulate is intrigued. Our hero is delighted--until things start to go wrong. 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
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Douglas & McIntyre, c2010
ISBN: 9781553655831
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAF
Characteristics: 182 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Homel, David


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