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No-no boy

Author: John Okada
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1979, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Published in 1956, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. It was not until the mid-1970s that a new generation of Japanese American writers and scholars recognized the novel's importance and popularized it as one of literature's most powerful testaments to the Asian American experience. No-No Boy tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Okada
ISBN: 0295955252 9780295955254 9780295994048 0295994045
OCLC Number: 11322736
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Seattle : Combined Asian American Resources Project, 1977.
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ruth OzekiIntroduction / Lawrence Fusao InadaPrefaceNo-No BoyAfterword: In Search of John Okada / Frank Chin
Responsibility: by John Okada.


Yamada answered "no" twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. This book tells the story of Ichiro  Read more...
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Reading No-No Boy, this week, it no longer seemed bound to its past; it felt like a prophecy, a cosmic tragedy, a message in a bottle that arrives a half century later. -- Hua Hsu * Page-Turner * It Read more...

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