The first edition of this recent Julie Otsuka book was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2011. It was 129 pages long, and the original retail price was $22.00. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Boards are red cloth with silver lettering on the spine. Back of dust jacket has seven acclaims for When the Emperor Was Divine - by Michiko Kakutani, The New Yorker, Amanda Heller, Susan Salter Reynolds, Michael Upchurch, Kate Washington, and Ellen Emry Heltzel.
The Buddha in the Attic won the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Picture of the 2011 first edition dust jacket for The Buddha in the Attic.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Buddha in the Attic.
Picture of dust jacket where original $22.00 price is found for The Buddha in the Attic.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Buddha in the Attic.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Buddha in the Attic.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Buddha in the Attic.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Buddha in the Attic.
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