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Face of a Stranger

Face of a Stranger

  • Title: Face of a Stranger
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  • ISBN : 9780060927332
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 208 pages


Set in an unnamed California town in the early twentieth century, Face of a Stranger tells the story of Kikue and Shino, two women who came to America from Japan as picture brides in arranged marriages, only to discover upon their arrival that they had been duped into lives of prostitution One day in China Alley the quarter where the prostitutes work and live , both wome Set in an unnamed California town in the early twentieth century, Face of a Stranger tells the story of Kikue and Shino, two women who came to America from Japan as picture brides in arranged marriages, only to discover upon their arrival that they had been duped into lives of prostitution One day in China Alley the quarter where the prostitutes work and live , both women are jarred when they encounter Takashi Arai, a young migrant laborer and indolent rake who was forced to leave Japan in disgrace and who now works for two elderly hakujin white sisters Kikue and Shino are certain they recognize his face as that of the bogus groom in the photograph used to deceive them Even as the two women are scheming to buy their freedom from their pimp, Kato, they begin plotting their revenge against Arai with the help of Hana, a beautiful girl who may or may not be mad the hapless farmer Kogoro Doi and the unwitting Inadas, two zealous Christian converts Face of a Stranger is a sly, farcical tale of dissembling, revenge, and mistaken identity


Author Yoji Yamaguchi




Face of a Stranger Reviews (6)

  • found this in my workplace s library looks really familiar, i think one of my friends a couple of years ago read it and donated it to the library if it s the girl i am thinking of, wish she would have donated all the cds i lent her which she never returned at any rate, the book looks like it is writ [..]

  • Not generally one to read fiction, I found this a good read It is the tale set in the Victorian era of women that were brought to America from the Far East under the false pretense of marrying Japanese Americans, only to find that they were actually sent to America to serve in brothels Later, one of [..]

  • I thought it would be the story of Japanese picture brides assimilating to America But there was a twist these ladies end up being sold into prostitution Still a good book with many thought provoking morals and character flaws explored throughout Also a great look at how poorly Asians were treated i [..]

  • Quick read and worthwhile Interesting comic interpretation of life and resistance of Japanese picture brides Didn t think it was great, however. [..]

  • A fascinating premise for the book, but the writing was horrible so bad, in fact, that I looked to see if it was just a poor translation Can t recommend it. [..]

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