My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki audiobook

My Year of Meats

By Ruth L. Ozeki
Read by Anna Fields

Blackstone Publishing
11.25 Hours Unabridged
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A modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle With reality, humor, and a message about corporate greed, veteran filmmaker Ruth Ozeki weaves together the story of two women a world apart. Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by an American meat-exporting business. But along the way, she discovers some unsavory truths about love, honor, and a particularly damaging hormone called DES that wreaks havoc with her uterus. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally. How Jane’s and Akiko’s lives intersect in wacky cross-cultural collisions provides romance, humor, intrigue, and even a muckraking message about questionable meat and the homogenization of America. This is the perfect fiction companion to The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the Listen Up Award in 2003

A modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle

With reality, humor, and a message about corporate greed, veteran filmmaker Ruth Ozeki weaves together the story of two women a world apart. Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by an American meat-exporting business. But along the way, she discovers some unsavory truths about love, honor, and a particularly damaging hormone called DES that wreaks havoc with her uterus. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally. How Jane’s and Akiko’s lives intersect in wacky cross-cultural collisions provides romance, humor, intrigue, and even a muckraking message about questionable meat and the homogenization of America.

This is the perfect fiction companion to The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A stunning combination of outstanding writing and performance…Anna Fields flawlessly embodies all of the extreme characters in this work. Fields is a wonder as she flows from Japanese to various American accents and Japanese-inflected American. Her tour de force delivery of this feminist satire provides a refreshing dose of comedy to serious issues—meat, sex, and cultural pressure. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The characters, major, minor and incidental, are all well written and beautifully portrayed by actress Anna Fields…She never loses a single character, and when people reappear after a long hiatus in the story, they are immediately recognizable in the voice of this actress. She gets the laughs in the text, as well as the heartache.” Audiobookstoday.com 
“Romance, agribusiness, self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding—it takes talent like Ruth Ozeki’s to blend all these ingredient beautifully together…[in a] sensitive and compelling portrait.” Arthur Golden, New York Times bestselling author
“Successfully transmits what it truly feels like to be ‘other’—in this case, that sense of otherness can stem from being female, Asian, not knowing how to properly cook, or just generally misunderstood…Equal parts haunting and utterly hilarious, this was a laugh-cry book through and through.” Entertainment Weekly
“There is an ardent passion to the center of this novel…rare and provocative.” USA Today
“A comical-satirical-farcical-epical-tragical-romantical novel…delicious…up-to-the minute.” Chicago Tribune
“Ozeki skillfully tackles hard-pressing issues such as the use and effects of hormones in the beef industry and topics such as cultural differences, gender roles, and sexual exploitation. Her work is unique in presentation yet moving and entertaining.” Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English