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Tropic of Orange

Audiobook
Fiction: Satire
Unabridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/28/2019

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Tropic of Orange

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684416967
Digital Download ISBN:9781684416974

Summary

Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway.

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Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it's a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself—from an author who has received the California Book Award and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award, among other literary honors.

Reviews/Praise

"Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents [an] intricate plot with mordant wit." —New York Times Book Review

"A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature." —Library Journal Starred Review

"Brilliant. . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes." —Booklist Starred Review

"Yamashita handles her eccentrics and the setting of their adventures with panache. David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez." —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award.