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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Delta
Publication date March 22, 2005
Pages 287
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385337601
ISBN-10 0385337604
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 9.90 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Invited to New York by his estranged daughter, Mari, seventy-something Japanese gardener Mas Arai discovers that Mari has taken off, leaving Mas alone with his new son-in-law Lloyd, who is planning to open a Japanese garden, only to find himself caught up in murder when Lloyd's boss is found dead and Mari is arrested for the crime. 17,500 first printing. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the time she was a child, Mas Arai’s daughter, Mari, was completely gasa-gasa–never sitting still, always on the go, getting into everything. And Mas, busy tending lawns, gambling, and struggling to put his Hiroshima past behind him, never had much time for the family he was trying to support. For years now, his resentful daughter has lived a continent away in New York City, and had a life he knew little about. But an anxious phone call from Mari asking for his help plunges the usually obstinate Mas into a series of startling situations from maneuvering in an unfamiliar city to making nice with his tall, blond son-in-law, Lloyd, to taking care of a sickly child…to finding a dead body in the rubble of a former koi pond.

The victim was Kazzy Ouchi, a half-Japanese millionaire who also happened to be Mari and Lloyd’s boss. Stumbling onto the scene, Mas sees more amiss than the detectives do, but his instinct is to keep his mouth shut. Only when the case threatens his daughter and her family does Mas take action: patiently, stubbornly tugging at the end of a tangled, dangerous mystery. And as he does, he begins to lay bare a tragic secret on the dark side of an American dream.…

Both a riveting mystery and a powerful story of passionate relationships across a cultural divide, Gasa-Gasa Girl is a tale told with heart and wisdom: an unforgettable portrait of fathers, daughters, and other strangers.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385337601 Book cover for 9780440241553 Book cover for 9781597223997
 
Reprint edition from Dell Pub Co (May 20, 2008)
9780440241553 | details & prices | 329 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: From the time she was a child, Mas Arai’s daughter, Mari, was completely gasa-gasa–never sitting still, always on the go, getting into everything.
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (February 14, 2007)
9781597223997 | details & prices | 357 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Book by Hirahara, Naomi
The price comparison is for this edition
from Delta (March 22, 2005)
9780385337601 | details & prices | 287 pages | 5.25 × 9.90 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Invited to New York by his estranged daughter, Mari, seventy-something Japanese gardener Mas Arai discovers that Mari has taken off, leaving Mas alone with his new son-in-law Lloyd, who is planning to open a Japanese garden, only to find himself caught up in murder when Lloyd's boss is found dead and Mari is arrested for the crime.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781522660828
 
With Brian Nishii (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (May 31, 2016)
9781522660828 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $9.99
About: From the time she was a child, Mas Arai's daughter, Mari, was completely gasa-gasa—never sitting still, always on the go, getting into everything.

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