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Cynthia Kadohata is a novelist who has also had stories published in The New Yorker, Grand Street Magazine, and Ploughshares. The New York Times called her "a luminous new voice in fiction" with the publication of her first novel, The Floating World. A Whiting Award fellow, she lives in Los Angeles, California.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sisters Fiction, Friendship Fiction, Japanese Americans Fiction, Death Fiction, Georgia History 20th century Fiction