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.
It's an very interesting and very realistic book. The book uses of a variety of genres to reveal and uncover the stories of the meat industry in the States, which is somehow disgusting. There is also a large depiction of how women are oppressed byIt's an very interesting and very realistic book. The book uses of a variety of genres to reveal and uncover the stories of the meat industry in the States, which is somehow disgusting. There is also a large depiction of how women are oppressed by the patriarchal society. The book gives me a in depth look into the social expectations on women....Continua Nascondi