Winner of the Audie Award Audie Award for Fiction
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
The 2003 AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year
A 2003 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction
Winner of the 2004 American Book Award
Winner of the 2004 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction
My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki’s delicious debut novel, won a devoted following and was hailed by critics as inventing a new genre: the “eco-saga.” Here, Ozeki takes us to the heart of the potato farming industry.
Yumi Fuller is a Japanese-American prodigal daughter returning home to the Idaho potato farm she ran away from twenty-five years earlier. Then a freewheeling hippie chick, Yumi (a.k.a. Yummy) is now a fairly responsible parent and a professor. But can she possibly be prepared to face her dying father, her Alzheimer’s-devastated mother, her former lover, and Cass, the best friend she left behind?
As she grapples with her conflicted past and uncertain future, Yumi collides with a rollicking band of environmentalists who see her parents’ potato farm as the ideal answer in their fight against genetic engineering.
With a quirky cast of characters and a keen eye for the vicissitudes of corporate life, political resistance, youth culture, aging baby boomers, and globalization, as well as the beauty of seeds, roots, and all growing things, All Over Creation offers something for just about everyone.
© 2003 by Ruth Ozeki
“With a combination of humor and pathos that is all her own, Ozeki brings the American pastoral forward into the age of agribusiness and genetic engineering. The result is a smart and compelling novel about a world we don’t realize we live in.”
Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire
“Anna Fields’ reading is as accomplished as the storytelling; as audio experiences go, this is just about perfect.”
“Ozeki’s characters are utterly charming, and she writes with sensitivity and inventiveness about the complexities of love and nature, deftly humanizing the thorny issues raised by biotechnology with humor and panache in a tale rich in suspense and pathos.”
“With her rich and sonorous voice, Fields…evokes the warmth and humor in Ozeki’s nuanced paean to the profusion of life and the healing power of loving care…a satisfying, funny, heart-warming novel.”
Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.
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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
- Genre: Fiction
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-8008-0