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One Hundred and One Ways: A Novel

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One Hundred and One Ways: A Novel

Kiki Takehashi has recently become engaged to Eric. But at the same time she is haunted, quite literally, by the memory of Phillip, killed the previous year. As Kiki is well aware, her love for a ghost is endangering her chance at happiness with Eric, who she fears is attracted to her only because of his fascination with Asian women.

Kiki has never met her grandmother after whom she is named, the legendary Yukiko, whose poor family sold her as a young girl to a geisha house. Kiki is swept up by the story of this strong, proud woman who, against all odds, found the love that has eluded the other Takehashi women.

For years, Kiki has collected questions to ask her grandmother--about love, loss, and family. In the wake of Phillip's return as a ghost, Kiki awaits Yuko's imminent visit to America, trusting that this unknown woman will provide answers to the mysteries of her past and guide her on her way into the future.

Lyrical, haunting, and stunningly evocative, One Hundred and One Waysintroduces a powerful and exciting new voice in contemporary fiction.

One Hundred and One Ways: A Novel
by Mako Yoshikawa

  • Publication Date: May 2, 2000
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 0553379690
  • ISBN-13: 9780553379693