My year of meats

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Publisher:
Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
1999, c1998.
Language:
English
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When Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job-producing a Japanese television show sponsored by BEEF-EX, an organization promoting the export of U.S. meats-she takes her crew on the road in search of all-American wives cooking all-American meat. Over the course of filming, though, Jane makes a few troubling discoveries about both. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, in Japan, Akiko Ueno watches My American Wife! and diligently prepares Coca-Cola Roast and Panfried Prairie Oysters for her husband, John, (the ad-agency rep for the show's sponsor). As Akiko fills out his questionnaires, rating each show on Authenticity, Wholesomeness, and Deliciousness of Meat, certain ominous questions about her own life-and the fact that after each meal she has to go to the bathroom and throw up-begin to surface. A tale of love, global media, and the extraordinary events in the lives of two ordinary women, counterpointed by Sei Shonagon's vibrant commentary, this first novel by filmmaker Ruth L. Ozeki-as insightful and moving as the novels of Amy Tan, as original as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. or John Irving-is a sparkling and original debut from a major new talent.
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9780140280463
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subject_facet Documentary films -- Production and direction -- Fiction, Infertility, Female -- Japan -- Fiction, Japanese American women -- Fiction, Meat industry and trade -- Japan -- Fiction, Satire, Television programs -- Japan -- Fiction, Weight gain -- Fiction, Women -- Japan -- Fiction, Women television producers and directors -- Japan -- Fiction
title_display My year of meats
title_full My year of meats / Ruth L. Ozeki
title_short My year of meats
topic_facet Documentary films, Infertility, Female, Japanese American women, Meat industry and trade, Production and direction, Television programs, Weight gain, Women, Women television producers and directors