A NovelBook - 2002
Gaby Stanton, an American professor living in Japan, has lost her job teaching English at Shizuyama University. (No one will tell her exactly why.) Alex Thorn, an American psychologist, is mourning his son, a Shizuyama exchange student killed in an accident. (No one will tell him exactly how.) Alex has come to this utterly foreign place to find the truth, and now Gaby -newly employed at a Japanese "fantasy funeral" company -is his guide. Gaby, at least, can speak the language, though as she explains to Alex, the key to mastering Japanese is understanding what's not being said. And in this dazzling, unusual novel, the unsaid truths about everything from work and love to illness and death cast a deafening silence -and tower in the background like Mount Fuji itself. Attention Reading Groups! Ever wish you could ask the author questions about the book you just read? If your book group is reading American Fuji, you can. Author Sara Backer will talk to your book club, reading group, or IBD support group via speaker phone! To make an appointment, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2002
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 21 cm