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A Girls’ Guide to the Islands

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by Suzanne Kamata

Spurred by her teen-aged daughter Lilia’s burgeoning interest in art and adventure, Kamata sets out to show her the islands’ treasures. Mother and daughter must confront several barriers on their adventure. Lilia is deaf and uses a wheelchair. It is not always easy to get onto — or off of — the islands, not to mention the challenges of language, culture, and a generation gap.

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The American writer Suzanne Kamata had lived in Japan for more than half of her life, yet she had never explored the small nearby islands of the Inland Sea. The islands, first made famous by Donald Richie’s The Inland Sea 50 years ago, are noted for displaying artwork created by prominent, and sometimes curious, international artists and sculptors: Naoshima’s wealth of museums, including one devoted to 007, Yayoi Kusama’s polka dot pumpkins, Kazuo Katase’s blue teacup, and a monster rising out of a well on the hour in Sakate, called “Anger at the Bottom of the Sea”―to name a few.

Spurred by her teen-aged daughter Lilia’s burgeoning interest in art and adventure, Kamata sets out to show her the islands’ treasures. Mother and daughter must confront several barriers on their adventure. Lilia is deaf and uses a wheelchair. It is not always easy to get onto — or off of — the islands, not to mention the challenges of language, culture, and a generation gap. A Girls’ Guide to the Islands takes the reader on a rare visit by a unique mother and daughter team. (P O’Hare Gemma Open door for Literacy)

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Format

eBook, Paperback

Pages

108

Publisher

Gemma Open Door

Published

March 2, 2017

1 review for A Girls’ Guide to the Islands

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josh

    I had the pleasure of reading this last year and loved it. Suzanne has a great gift as a writer and made me want to visit a part of Japan that still remains unexplored by many foreign visitors. Hopefully this will help the area open up to more accessible travel!

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