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East Is East


East Is East

Hiro Tanaka, a Japanese seaman falls out with his crew and
shortly afterward takes a dive overboard somewhere off the coast of
Georgia. He finds himself washed ashore on remote Tupelo Island
where he becomes a kind of celebrity fugitive, lurking in the
swamps and feeding on whatever scraps of food come his way. The
island is also occupied by a community of writers --- and would-be
writers. The book manages to be, at once, sexy, tragic, and

Reviewed by on January 21, 2011

East Is East
by T.C. Boyle

  • Publication Date: August 1, 1991
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN-10: 0140131671
  • ISBN-13: 9780140131673