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My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
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Mar 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: other-cultures, general-fiction
Read from March 02 to 06, 2012

Clever use of fanciful and, at times, melodramatic fiction to explore the very real food supply crisis in America. I loved the concept of My American Wife as a vehicle to meld documentary, "reality tv", marketing, and advertising ideas into an odd and captivating exploration of various ways of creating a family. There were comical, tragic, and horrifying images scattered throughout. I really liked the "Room for Living" that one family created to coax their daughter back from a coma. My favorite part was the quotations from the Pillow Book of lists that provided additional structure to the narrative.

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