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When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine

by Julie Otsuka

Mostly though, they waited. For the mail. For the news. For the bells. For breakfast and lunch and dinner. For one day to be over and the next day to begin.

Julie Otsuka. Copyright Robert Bessoir.

Produced by Josephine Reed at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2014.

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