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The Loom and Other Stories

R.A. Sasaki
"Nine loosely connected tales weave the experiences of three generations of Japanese-Americans in San Francisco into a subtle, appealing tapestry . . . So sure is the author's touch that a few deft strokes serve to define a character, a moment, the tenor of a life. Sasaki's understated, cerebral prose speaks to the heart."—Publisher's Weekly

"Sasaki's stories mark an impressive debut."—Newsday

"Quiet, elegiac writing that movingly celebrates the immigrant rite of passage—along with all its implicit heartaches and triumphs."—Kirkus Reviews

"Sasaki writes with great sensitivity, intelligence, subtlety and humor."—Traise Yamamoto, Multicultural Review

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First published in 1991, Sasaki's nine connected short stories speak powerfully to today's readers

About the Author

R.A. Sasaki is a third-generation San Franciscan. She attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Winner of the 1983 American Japanese National Literary Award, she has had stories published in the Short Story Review and Making Waves: An Anthology of Writing by Asian-American Women. The Loom and Other Stories is her first published collection. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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