Marian Pierce


Marian Pierce has written for Japan's National Public Radio and traveled solo throughout India by bus and train. Her short stories have appeared in Portland Monthly magazine, GQ magazine, Creative Writers' Handbook, Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997, STORY, The Japan Times newspaper, The Mississippi Review, Confrontation, Puerto del Sol, Yomimono and most recently, Hospital Drive. She has won fellowships from Literary Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the MacDowell Colony, and KHN Center for the Arts, and has been shortlisted for the David Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia for an author writing about the Far East.

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Finding Land: Stories of Japan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Jewish girl from Cleveland meets a pregnant Texas belle over dried squid in a Tokyo grocery store. Their common ground? Both newlyweds, married to Japanese men. Despite being unable to decipher the maps in Tokyo's train stations well enough to know where they're going, they set off on a quest to find land. Will they find space for themselves, in a place where there's none?

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