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Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Sara Backer Japan itself is the comic hero of this sweet and funny sad and inspiring novelGaby 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. I didn't read this book for a book club but I'm not sure if I could think of a better book club book The general plot is fun engaging and a little bit different Alex Thorn is a pop psychologist visiting Japan to try to find out about his son's death Gaby Stanton is a university English professor living in Japan Of course it's inevitable that the gaijin meet up and they do Beyond the plot though the book is rife with commentary Nationalized health care gender euality and cultural sensitivity are all covered Fortunately the book is not too heavy handed in its treatment of these issues For instance the subject of Japan's health care system comes up often One of the characters claims that it's the primary reason for living there However by the end of the book we realize that it's not true While the character reveals a preference for the nationalized system it doesn't stop the Japanese doctors from saying America is the place to go for complex medical treatments All in all it was a fun uick read with multiple layers It's not brilliant but it's okay I'll also admit that the difference maker between three and four stars was the perfect capture of life as an expat in Japan The three uestions are so familiar I almost miss them as a part of introductions And I think I laughed out loud at every this is a pen dialogue

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American Fuji Read & Download ì 4 õ Japan itself is the comic hero of this sweet and funny sad and inspiring novelGaby 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 who was Mourning his son a Shizuyama exchange student who was 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 is serving as his translator and guide The key to mastering Japanese she ke. My five star book for the yearI've never been to Japan but have read so many books about it fiction travel narrative and non fiction that I feel I have been Backer succeeds in portraying a culture through example rather than outright exposition The characters were very well done protagonists villain and supporting and Backer finesses the potential romance angle perfectly Minor uibbles might be that the plot seemed hurried a bit toward the end and I suppose one might say that Gaby is a bit self conscious whiny about her medical conditionHighly recommended

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American FujiEps telling him is understanding what's not being said And in this deft and delightful Karen Joy Fowler 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 itsel. 100107TITLEAUTHOR American Fuji by Sara BackerRATING 4BGENREPUB DATE# OF PGS Fiction2001404 pgs TIMEPLACE PresentJapanCHARACTERS Gaby StantonAmerican professor living in Japan; Alex ThornAmerican psychologistFIRST LINES Toilets and cars That's what Mr Eguchi had trained Gabriela Stanton to notice whenever she made house callsCOMMENTS Bookcrossing ringray Gaby Stanton is let go from her teaching position and finds work selling fantasy funerals w a company called Gone With The Wind She is treated as an outsider being American in Japan and so since she is a lowly woman She helps Alex Thorn look into the accidental motorcylce death of his son who was studying in Japan I hope that the treatment of Americans in Japan as inferior was over exaggerated it made me lose respect for Gaby in wanting to stay in Japan