AuthorsDen.com   Join (free) | Login  

   Your Online Literary Community! 
 Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors:  G M (Jerry) Roberts, iDiane Hundertmark, iJerry Engler, inancy rossman, iRita Hestand, iBrad Bathgate, iB. B. Riefner, i

 
Home > Author > Gregory Wheeler
 
Gregory Wheeler

· Become a Fan
· Contact author
   
· Books
· Stories
· 3 Titles
· 1 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with a friend
·
Member Since: Aug, 2008

Gregory Wheeler, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.






  Gregory Wheeler           

Share  Save   [ Subscribe]        

Desperately hoping not to end up like the young man he writes about.


Background Information

I've lived in Japan for some time now, teaching a variety of courses, ranging from basic English courses on the four learning skills, to more interesting ones (at least to me) such as Japanese literature and those that center on the manner in which Japan is depicted in other countries (through such channels as the media, cinema and the internet).

There are many novels available these days about foreigners living in Japan, most of which follow a "fish out of the water" type theme. In general, these stories depict the foreigner as bewildered by what he or she considers the odd customs of Japan, with the overall impression being that the foreigner is "normal" and that the Japanese are the ones who should change their habits. I thought it would be interesting to write from a somewhat different viewpoint, one in which the foreigner was more at fault than his host country for the problems he encounters. In the two books--The Bridge Across the Pacific and The Land Beyond--Marvin Matthews, the "hero" of the novels, is a despicable person. He is unhappy in the country, and through his own (numerous) faults, becomes increasingly more miserable, which results in escalating hardships as the story progresses.

Although both novels are fiction, it may be worth noting that much of what occurs in the stories is based--at least loosely--on actual events, or at least fit into Japan's foreign population's urban myths category.

 



Featured Book
Stairway of the Gods
by Vic Warren

Stairway of the Gods takes readers on a magical journey to the Philippines and the heartland of its people in the Cordillera Mountains. Warren’s tale of skullduggery ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story
by Alfred Garrotto

Two good friends, an American priest and a Belgian nun, are kidnapped while sightseeing in picturesque Bruges. What follows is a tale of loss, faith, and survival; a cele..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.