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The author of the book: Patricia Gercik
Date of issue: 03 Oct 2014
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 845 KB
City - Country: United States
Full description of the book The Outsider:"The Outsider" is a unique, multifaceted look at post-World War II Japan through the eyes of Sarah Berman, a six-year-old refugee who arrives in Tokyo from communist occupied Shanghai. The book traces her coming of age in a war torn confused Japan beset by the legacy of Japan's military experience. She desperately wants to be accepted in her Japanese world as her family settles on a rural Japanese nobleman's estate outside of a demolished Tokyo. Follow Sarah's emotional journey as she tries to befriend the Japanese servants living on the estate and the homeless PDF children living in the forest. Watch her grow older, become intimately involved with Japan's political extremes, and make innocent mistakes that allow others to use her struggle for acceptance to achieve their own agendas. The story traces her evolution as she and her family are caught in the surging tides of post-war economic, political, and social activities-both legal and illegal. It is a sweeping story of growth, learning, and a desperate search for identity in the lives of a young woman and an entire country. History has written the fate of Japan during this worldwide period of transition ePub, but what does fate have in store for this young and thoughtful outsider?
About the author Patricia GercikPatricia Gercik spent the first twenty years of her life in Japan, where her family had been doing business since the 1920s. As a travel guide and television commentator, she began what would become a lifelong career of bridging the cultural gap between Japan and the West. After moving to the United States, she earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA from Tufts University. Gercik has served as managing director of the MIT Japan Program, which prepares students, faculty, and corporate executives for conducting research and business with Japan. Using her unique bicultural perspective, she has led workshops on Japanese culture and negotiation practice at leading US companies, the US Army Research Laboratory, the US Air Force, and the Pentagon. Gercik was also associate director of MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI). Gercik is a best-selling author and has received the Jack Thayer Award from the Boston Japan Society and the MIT Excellence Award for Leadership.
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