Floating World Author:Cynthia Kadohata "Maks the debut of a luminious new voice in fiction." — THE NEW YORK TIMES — Olivia, the young narrator of this beautiful novel, and her Japanese-American family are constantly on the road, looking for a home in the 1950s. Then traveling becomes a kind of home, a place for her parents to work out their difficulties, in towns that barely linger in ... more »memory, hanging in the air among them as the part of a family history that reaches further back than they care to recall, but can't help remembering....« less
This is a series of inter-related stories about growing up in a somewhat migratory Chinese familoy in the US in the mid-twentieth-century. Rather personal, an intriguing perspective on a somewhat unusual life and family.