All Over Creation
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|Author||Ruth L. Ozeki|
|March 30, 2004
|LC Class||PS3565.Z45 A79 2004|
All Over Creation is a novel by Ruth L. Ozeki about the fictional character Yumi Fuller, the Japanese-American daughter of a potato farmer in Idaho who returns home as an adult to care for her parents, Lloyd and Momoko, and stumbles into the growing controversy around genetically modified food (GMOs). The book was first published in 2003 and reprinted by Penguin in 2004.
Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, and her conflicted past, and finds herself caught up in an altogether new drama. The post-millennial farming community has been invaded by Agribusiness forces at war with a posse of activists, the Seeds of Resistance, who travel the country in a camping car, “The Spudnik,” biofueled by pilfered McDonald’s french-fry oil. The novel offers a quirky cast of characters and a wickedly humorous appreciation of the foibles of corporate life, globalization, political resistance, youth culture, and aging baby boomers. It is a celebratory tale of the beauty of seeds, roots, and growth—and the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.
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