Invisible Gardens

Invisible Gardens By Julie Shigekuni, Invisible Gardens In this long awaited follow up to her acclaimed debut novel A Bridge Between Us Julie Shigekuni offers a beautiful and disturbing look at the intimacy and isolation desire and despair that haunt a
  • Title: Invisible Gardens
  • Author: Julie Shigekuni
  • ISBN: 9780312311834
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Invisible Gardens By Julie Shigekuni, In this long awaited follow up to her acclaimed debut novel, A Bridge Between Us, Julie Shigekuni offers a beautiful and disturbing look at the intimacy and isolation, desire and despair that haunt a young woman s life.Invisible Gardens is the story of Lily Soto, a thirty five year old Japanese American woman, who, despite two young children, a stable marriage, and a teachIn this long awaited follow up to her acclaimed debut novel, A Bridge Between Us, Julie Shigekuni offers a beautiful and disturbing look at the intimacy and isolation, desire and despair that haunt a young woman s life.Invisible Gardens is the story of Lily Soto, a thirty five year old Japanese American woman, who, despite two young children, a stable marriage, and a teaching career based on a book she has finally completed, feels her life is falling apart An extended stay by her aging father brings back painful memories of her dead mother and amplifies how a family legacy has infiltrated Lily s perfectly constructed, but painfully flawed, life As Lily struggles to meet the daily needs of her children, her husband, her father, and her career, and in an attempt to avert her attention from what is troubling her, she begins an affair with a male colleague It s this illicit relationship that challenges Lily either to abandon her most intimate relationships or to approach her life with renewed insight In lyrical and precise prose, the novel examines the forces that women in their thirties face forces that for Lily may mean not only the end of her own happiness but, important, the dissolution of her marriage and her family.
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    1. Julie Shigekuni

      Julie Shigekuni is the author of three novels A Bridge Between Us Anchor Doubleday 1995 , Invisible Gardens St Martin s Press 2003 , and Unending Nora forthcoming from Red Hen Press, Fall 2008 Her fiction has been translated into German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian Shigekuni was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and the recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature She has received a Henfield Award and an American Japanese Literary Award for her writing Shigekuni received her B.A from CUNY Hunter College and her M.F.A from Sarah Lawrence College She is currently at work on a collection of inter connected short stories and a 60 minute video documentary, Manju Mammas the An Pan Brigade, for which she has received funding from the California Council for the Humanities and the Skirball Foundation and sponsorship from Visual Communications, an all Asian media network She teaches fiction and Asian American Literature at the University of New Mexico and lives in Corrales, New Mexico, with her husband and three young daughters.

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    1. This story is about Lily Soto, a Japanese American university professor living in New Mexico She is married to a doctor and has two young children Memories from her childhood and her mother seem to color the way she looks upon her stable life when she starts caring for her father who has dementia She and another professor become involved in an affair, and Lily has to make choices about her relationships.Although the author s writing was beautiful and lyrical, it was very difficult to figure out [...]


    2. Someone on compared Julie to Amy Tan, but she is no Amy Tan Amy has a sense of humor.Yes Julie is a fine writer, she can sling words together with the best of them So what I want to be moved I guess Inspired Taken to another world Like Murakami does when I read a book by him At least let me feel just a touch of humanity I m sorry I just don t.I want to read Unending Nora but I can t find it to borrow anywhere.I am hoping to read something that is not egotistical, selfish and humorless And cold u [...]



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