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A Girl Like You

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Author: Maureen Lindley. Published: Bloomsbury July Instead, my reaction to this story of loss, prejudice, love and survival is somewhat blunted by the similarities in the plot and characters between the two novels.

In A Girl Like You we are introduced to thirteen year old Satomi Baker and her family who live in a rural town on the coast of California. With both families disapproving of their relationship, Aaron and Tamura moved to a farm in Angelina, where Satomi was born.

Though Tamura has never been welcomed whole heartedly by the small town community as the threat of WW2 escalates, she and Satomi are ostracised, despite Aaron having volunteered to serve with the US Army and becoming a victim of the attack on Pearl Harbour. Identity is an important theme explored in A Girl Like You, Satomi struggles with being half Japanese and the ways in which it makes her different from her peers, despite identifying as an American.

Satomi is also in the grip of adolescence and trying to decide who she wants to be and what she wants for her future. Shortly after Pearl Harbour, Tamura and Satomi are forcibly relocated to Manzanar, a government internment camp in Nevada for all those with Japanese ancestry.

The Japanese were watched over by armed guards, afforded little health care or educational or employment opportunities. It is as Satomi remakes herself in New York that this novel fell apart somewhat for me, the focus switches to romantic developments which I found less compelling and somewhat trivial. A Girl Like You is an appealing, poignant and fascinating story combining a moving coming of age tale with historical and social commentary.

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TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU

Fair and square. By sharing my bed? In my own house?

For example, Henrietta is presented as a very pure, somewhat innocent young woman who, despite her extreme beauty and the seedy situations she finds herself in, remains untouched by them. Do you find this believable?

In the s and '40s in Angelina, California, Satomi is the only girl with one white parent and one Japanese parent. There are Japanese families, but Satomi is neither a part of the white community nor the Japanese one. She is "other" to both. Things get worse for Satomi--and all people with even a drop of Japanese blood--when Japan poses a threat to the United States.

A Girl Like You

Surprisingly long at pages in the Penguin paperback edition, ie this novel has the same weight and heft as a modern literary classic, as Lawrence or Conrad or Foster, but its subject matter is unclassically slender. She finds a rented room in a house owned by an older man, auctioneer Dick Thompson and his wife, Martha, sharing along with the other boarder, the podgy French girl, Anna le Page. In the voice of Patrick, who emerges as her main suitor:. Oh lordy lordy lordy, how lovely she was, with all that thick inky-black hair and the slightly hollow cheeks and the faint blue veins at the temples and the very definite natural line surrounding the lips and the lips themselves and and and and and and. It is an Amis characteristic to have a new chapter starting immediately where the previous one left off, sometimes in mid-conversation. In sum: it tells the story straight through with few if any flashy effects. Nothing improbable or unnatural happens. Same for the chapters which follow her lead suitor, the raffish public schoolteacher, Patrick Standish, as in the quote above.

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After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed…but what happens when she meets her match? The book starts with high drama as main character Abigail Wood has a very tearful meltdown in the shower of her hotel suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.

Fair and square. By sharing my bed?

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Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis (1960)

Qty :. In the s and '40s in Angelina, California, Satomi is the only girl with one white parent and one Japanese parent. There are Japanese families, but Satomi is neither a part of the white community nor the Japanese one. She is "other" to both.

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An account of the writing — and reading, and other stuff — in my life by Andrew Cartmel. Post a Comment. Continuing my modestly ambitious project of reading all of Kingsley Amis's novels inspired by Zachary Leader's admirable and definitive biography of Amis , I have just finished Take a Girl Like You. I'd go along with that, though it isn't about to unseat The Green Man as my personal favourite. Actually, there is an interesting foreshadowing of The Green Man here.

Take a Girl Like You

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Young Jenny Bunn comes to infant-teach outside of London and is quite determined to lose the narrow-minded ideas of her north country home. She is helped on her way by the owners of her digs, Dick and Martha Thompson, a fellow boarder, Anna le Page, assorted acquaintances and Patrick Standish, teaching in a nearby college, who resists falling seriously in love with her. Jenny, very firm about not going to bed with anyone until marriage is in the picture, has an up and down time with Patrick, loses him to some fancy partying with the worldly Ormerod, troubles with his headmaster's daughter, and after his repeated returns to her, in a drunken moment, is raped by him. But this insures marriage so- - -This fourth novel is of lesser stuff than the others in its parade of situations, its melange of people, its unfocused line. Those looking for the expected satire and humor will find little of either — or much else to admire.

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This book is the story of Satori Baker the daughter of an American father and a Japanese mother who meet in Hawaii but move to a small town in California where Satori is born. Satori struggles to fit Satomi, half Japanese half American, is forced into an internment camp after Pearl Harbor. She finds herself struggling to keep her Mom afloat in a culture that she doesn't feel connected too. I have

Author: Maureen Lindley. Published: Bloomsbury July Instead, my reaction to this story of loss, prejudice, love and survival is somewhat blunted by the similarities in the plot and characters between the two novels. In A Girl Like You we are introduced to thirteen year old Satomi Baker and her family who live in a rural town on the coast of California. With both families disapproving of their relationship, Aaron and Tamura moved to a farm in Angelina, where Satomi was born. Though Tamura has never been welcomed whole heartedly by the small town community as the threat of WW2 escalates, she and Satomi are ostracised, despite Aaron having volunteered to serve with the US Army and becoming a victim of the attack on Pearl Harbour.

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