Once Removed

 Praise for Mako Yoshikawa and Once Removed


 “An explosive novel about two estranged sisters.”—Los Angeles Times

 “Eloquent and evocative, Once Removed explores the nature of love and marriage, intimacy and betrayal…compelling…Yoshikawa transforms ordinary lives into art.”—The Washington Post

 “This lyrical novel…[proves] that some of the deepest family bonds are not defined by blood.”—Asian Week Magazine

 “[A] gentle, thoughtful novel…the emotional struggles [Yoshikawa] recounts are keenly described and their resolutions unexpected.”—Publishers Weekly

 “Covers the topic of ethnically blended families and divorce with a fresh and honest sense of realism.”—Library Journal

 “A…meditative tale about devotion in its many forms.”—Kirkus Reviews