Related Topics

Vampires in the Lemon Grove - "Reeling for the Empire" Summary & Analysis

Karen Russell
This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
This section contains 1,013 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Vampires in the Lemon Grove Study Guide

Summary

"Reeling for the Empire" – Kitsune Tajima, along with a host of other Japanese girls from all walks of life, are being transformed into half-human, half-silkworm creatures from whom the Machine will reel silken thread. Two new girls arrive at the Model Mill – 12-year-old Tooka and 19-year-old Etsuyo - sisters from Sakegawa in Yamagata Prefecture. Tooka is horrified by the white-furred half-girls that she sees in the mill. She has no idea what is going on, but she and her sister have already drunk the tea which will begin their changing. It is explained that the girls have been forcibly sold to the Agent of the Mill to pay off family debts in the middle of the industrialization of Japan. The silk produced by the girls pays that debt. The silk begins as liquid in the body, hardening by morning, and then...

(read more from the "Reeling for the Empire" Summary)

This section contains 1,013 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Vampires in the Lemon Grove Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Vampires in the Lemon Grove from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook