マリー・ムツキ・モケット

(Marie Mutsuki Mockett)

Marie Mutsuki Mockett was born in Carmel, California to a Japanese mother and an American father. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Studies. Picking Bones from Ash, published by Graywolf, is her first novel.

Updated February 2010

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The Asian American Literary Review

Compartment Comportment - Part 3

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It was not for lifestyle reasons that we weren’t married. Even today, I’m unsure as to what the holdup really was all about, though I know it has something to do with the nemesis of all modern and sophisticated women who outwardly abhor Kate Hudson’s latest bridal film while hopin…

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Compartment Comportment - Part 2

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Mark Twain once said: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” But the question of what you do and don’t reveal in public is very much at the heart of what it means to be in Japan, where social rules are shared and where you can anticipate most people&rs…

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Compartment Comportment - Part 1

It was the summer of 2004 that my friend Hiro taught me how much fun it can be to lead a double life. We were hiding out in the lobby of a classy New York hotel on 57th Street. Outside, humidity squeezed through Manhattan’s canyon and up against the hotel’s glass doorway, like some invisible, fat mons…

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