Lord Mountbatten. The last viceroy

Format: DVD 2006
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Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award

Julie Otsuka's long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine ("To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird " -- The New York Times ) is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as 'picture brides' nearly a century ago.

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown l∧ to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.

In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream. 
Additional Information
Subjects Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten, -- Earl, -- 1900-1979 -- Drama.
Admirals -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Drama.
Viceroys -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Drama.
India -- History -- 1947- -- Drama.
Publisher [United States] :Acorn Media :2006
Distributed by Goldcrest Films,
Edition Full screen version.
Other Titles Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Last viceroy
Contributors Clegg, Tom.
De Paul, Judith.
Butler, David, 1927-2006.
Williamson, Nicol.
Suzman, Janet.
Richardson, Ian, 1934-2007.
Dastor, Sam.
Sheybal, Vladek.
Hiller, Wendy, 1912-2003.
Haṅgala, E. Ke.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Participants/Performers Nicol Williamson, Janet Suzman, Ian Richardson, Sam Dastor, Vladek Sheybal, Nigel Davenport, Wendy Hiller, and A.K. Hangal.
Audience Not rated; recommended for mature audiences.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre.
Special features: biography of Lord Mountbatten; cast filmographies; photo gallery.
System Details DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby-digital.
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 306 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1569388660
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