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Yellow Fever by R.A. (Rick) Shiomi [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Yellow fever - screenIn this parody of the hard-boiled detective genre, Sam Shikaze (of the Sam Spade school) is a Japanese American private detective hired to find the missing Cherry Blossom Queen. In the process, he meets all sorts of seedy, disreputable characters.

A modern Asian American theater classic, Yellow Fever debuted at San Francisco’s Asian American Theater Company in 1982 and subsequently was produced throughout the U.S. and Canada, including a successful, extended run Off-Broadway. Today, playwright Rick Shiomi is the artistic director at Theater Mu, an Asian American theater based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 1984


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