A FREEWHEELING BLACK COMEDY BOUND UP IN CULTURAL CONFUSION, POLITICAL INSANITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE.
A Japanese man with a ball floating six inches in front of his head, an American ceo with three arms, and a Brazilian peasant who discovers the art of healing by tickling one's earlobe rise to the heights of wealth and fame before arriving at disasters-both personal and ecological-that destroy the rain forest and all the birds of Brazil.
About the Author
Karen Tei Yamashita: Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has been a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellow and co-holder of the University of California Presidential Chair for Feminist & Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. She is currently Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.