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My Year of Meats
Narrated by Anna Fields
Written by Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide.

When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband.

How Jane's and Akiko's lives intersect in wacky crosscultural collisions provides romance, humor, intrigue, and even a muckraking message about questionable meat and the homogenization of America.

“Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists . . . bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.”
—Junot Díaz

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.

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