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A novel by Japanese-American writer Julie Otsuka has been chosen for the year’s Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, organizers said.

Otsuka will receive a prize of $15,000 for her novel, “The Buddha in the Attic,” the Pen/Faulkner Foundation said Monday. The book is about Japanese women who emigrated to California in the early 20th century in search of a better life.

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