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American Fuji review ê eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Japan itself is the comic hero of this sweet and funny sad and inspiring novelGaby Stanton an American professor living in Japan has lost her job teaching English at Shizuyama University No one will tell her exactly why Alex Thorn an American psychologist is mourning his son a Shizuyama exchJapan itself is the comic hero of this sweet and funny sad and inspiring novelGaby Stanton an American professor living in Japan has lost her job teaching English at Shizuyama University No one will tell her exactly why Alex Thorn an American psychologist is. I didn't read this book for a book club but I'm not sure if I could think of a better book club book The general plot is fun engaging and a little bit different Alex Thorn is a pop psychologist visiting Japan to try to find out about his son's death Gaby Stanton is a university English professor living in Japan Of course it's inevitable that the gaijin meet up and they do Beyond the plot though the book is rife with commentary Nationalized health care gender euality and cultural sensitivity are all covered Fortunately the book is not too heavy handed in its treatment of these issues For instance the subject of Japan's health care system comes up often One of the characters claims that it's the primary reason for living there However by the end of the book we realize that it's not true While the character reveals a preference for the nationalized system it doesn't stop the Japanese doctors from saying America is the place to go for complex medical treatments All in all it was a fun uick read with multiple layers It's not brilliant but it's okay I'll also admit that the difference maker between three and four stars was the perfect capture of life as an expat in Japan The three uestions are so familiar I almost miss them as a part of introductions And I think I laughed out loud at every this is a pen dialogue

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Mourning his son a Shizuyama exchange student who was killed in an accident No one will tell him exactly how Alex has come to this utterly foreign place to find the truth and now Gaby is serving as his translator and guide The key to mastering Japanese she ke. This novel is set in Japan in the '90s We arrived in 1998 and stayed into 2001 The result is our own book 31 Months in Japan The Building of a Theme Park published in 2005This book was like a walk down memory lane All the frustrations curiosities and those inexplicably Japanese uirks struck familiar chordsSara Becker clearly understands the expat experience and conveys it in an interesting manner Her characters and their situations allow the reader to get a real feeling for the many frustrations of dealing with the to us counter intuitive manner of the JapaneseAn engaging read

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American FujiEps telling him is understanding what's not being said And in this deft and delightful Karen Joy Fowler novel the unsaid truths about everything from work and love to illness and death cast a deafening silence and tower in the background like Mount Fuji itsel. 100107TITLEAUTHOR American Fuji by Sara BackerRATING 4BGENREPUB DATE# OF PGS Fiction2001404 pgs TIMEPLACE PresentJapanCHARACTERS Gaby StantonAmerican professor living in Japan; Alex ThornAmerican psychologistFIRST LINES Toilets and cars That's what Mr Eguchi had trained Gabriela Stanton to notice whenever she made house callsCOMMENTS Bookcrossing ringray Gaby Stanton is let go from her teaching position and finds work selling fantasy funerals w a company called Gone With The Wind She is treated as an outsider being American in Japan and so since she is a lowly woman She helps Alex Thorn look into the accidental motorcylce death of his son who was studying in Japan I hope that the treatment of Americans in Japan as inferior was over exaggerated it made me lose respect for Gaby in wanting to stay in Japan