Talking to the Dead by Sylvia Watanabe

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By an 0. Henry Award-winning young writer, these interrelated stories paint a moving, many-faceted portrait of a Hawaiian village, where ancient traditions and modern values meet in a magical mix of the marvelous and the real.


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About Sylvia Watanabe

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Published December 29, 2010 by Anchor. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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but fully realized pieces include the lovely ``Anchorage'' (a daughter and her grandmother fight a losing battle against Alzheimer's in her father), and ``The Prayer Lady'' (an old man wants to leave with his dead son on the night of the bon dance, when the Japanese send the dead spirits back to ...

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Although some of these 10 interrelated stories told by residents of a Hawaiian community linger in the memory, others soon evaporate. (Aug.)

Jun 28 1993 | Read Full Review of Talking to the Dead

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Although some of these 10 interrelated stories told by residents of a Hawaiian community linger in the memory, others soon evaporate.

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In her first collection of stories Watanabe has created such winning characters and so provocatively superimposed the ancient and modern worlds of her native Hawaii that the short short-story form cannot always contain them: had she interlocked the stories in one narrative, her book might have be...

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