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Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series)

free download Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì Richard Wiley Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series) review Á 109 Richard Wiley ì 9 download With the samurai that gradually becomes inevitableCommodore Perry's Minstrel Show is the long awaited preuel than a decade in the making to Richard Wiley's PENFaulkner Award winning novel Soldiers in Hiding A sword swinging page turner infused with a heady mix of Japanese etiuette American ideals and Machiavellian philosophy Wiley's latest novel sparkles as it shapes history into an enlightened drama of the earliest moments of globalizati. The first act is slow moving and hindered by awkward dialogue It gains speed much in the same way as Hamlet with an explosive ending to intricately built intrigue There are some very King Lear moments and Kurosawa influences appear regularly Metaphors are expertly wraught and some sentences stand out like poetry I finished the later two thirds of this book in a single sitting Sometimes the research into Edo period Japan gets in the way of the narrative but only occassionally Definately worth reading

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free download Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì Richard Wiley Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series) review Á 109 Richard Wiley ì 9 download In 1854 Commodore Matthew Perry steamed into Edo Bay and opened Japan to trade with America As entertainment for the treaty signing ceremony Perry brought a white men in black face minstrel show and thereby confirmed the widely whispered Japanese belief that trade with the American barbarians could only lead to cultural ruin Yet the pawns in this clash of cultures the minstrels Ace Bledsoe and Ned Clark and the Japanese interpreter Manjiro. If you love historical fiction Japanese film period literature great writing with themes of class culture and Asia this is a rare find that you won t want to put down once the story gets going Wiley s first book SOLDIERS IN HIDING deservedly won the PENFaulkner award and this historical fiction a preuel of sorts matches the uality of that writing the depth of character development and thorough infusion of culture adding to it a fascinating take on a historical event Perry s groundbreaking trade agreement with Japan which set the precedent for Western thought and change to a recently unified nation Seen through the eyes of major players the story of the dying Samurai era and a nation in flux is told by strong women precocious children ronin Samurai without affiliation fathers and sons in a noble and honorable family and surprisingly two Westerners singers in the minstrel show that Perry brought east to entertain the Japanese The cultural nuance visual and historical details and social s of the period feel absolutely authentic carefully researched and applied to every aspect of the story bringing a rich background to a thrilling nearly swashbuckling story of fate political intrigue love honor and revenge Themes of class destiny man s value in relationship to one another sacrifice the search for truth in life all this amidst a radical collide of cultures make this story resonate much farther than its compelling plot of how a family copes and evolves in the face of several kinds of death and the renewal it inevitably brings Wiley writes with density there is little in his language that is extraneous and some readers may find the sheer number of characters a discouraging list in the beginning outlines who they are and the immediate immersion into a different period and culture to be daunting but perseverance in the beginning reaps the incredible reward of dramatically described action you could see this as a terrific edge of your seat movie a compelling and fully realized plot wonderfully complex characters a book that gives that great satisfied sigh at the end a sigh that says the story has reached its amazing completion yet I was sorry that my engagement with it had to end

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free download Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì Richard Wiley Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series) review Á 109 Richard Wiley ì 9 download Okubo are just slightly curious than cautious Within the minstrels Manjiro sensed the subtleties of spirit that reside in all good men When Ace and Ned are unwittingly made part of a Japanese plot to undermine the American presence Manjiro helps them escape into the countryside Pursued by samurai torn between treachery and loyalty Manjiro and the minstrels along with family friends and lovers make their way across Japan fleeing a showdown. This is the kind of book that really appeals to me close attention to cultural change or a cultural clash both in this instance told in an intimate family setting with strong if flawed complex characters This one is set in Japan in 1854 at the time Commodore Perry opens Japan up to Western trade Perry is a minor character closer to the heart of the story are two American minstrels he takes along But at the very heart of the story is a multigenerational aristocratic Japanese family the elderly lord his two sons one cautious and traditional the other who learns English and becomes a translator and favors openness to the Americans the older son s wife and their 3 children and the woman the younger son hopes will be arranged for him to marry The first two thirds of the novel reads almost like a light hearted fable then takes a shocking turn and the last third is like a Shakespearean tragedy This is a fine novel that deserves attention than it has received

  • Hardcover
  • 278
  • Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series)
  • Richard Wiley
  • English
  • 15 February 2019
  • 9780292714700