Mountlake Terrace, Washington (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
As most dog lovers will tell you, animals are truly members of the family with their own personalities and life stories. Setsuko Arakaki-Barlow’s dog is no exception. She shares her 10-year-old basset hound, Yasumi’s, stories in her new book "Yasumi’s Tail."
“Yasumi experiences her life’s journey, and she enjoys meeting all kinds of animals and people. Gradually, Yasumi learns that life is an adventure, yet sometimes even painful, sad, a struggle, yet happy,” Arakaki-Barlow said.
Arakaki-Barlow studied Japanese literature and is well-versed in folk and fairy tales from all cultures from her work as a translator. She uses these elements in Yasumi’s story to share life lessons with readers of all ages. While Yasumi is not perfect, she tries her best and learns from her mistakes.
“Often, Yasumi gets caught between her free spirit and human rules. Yet, she demonstrates that she can overcome those obstacles,” the author said.
"Yasumi’s Tail" introduces people to a free-spirited, loving basset hound trying to be the best she can be through her adventures.
By Setsuko Arakaki-Barlow
ISBN: 978-1-4918-1317-1 (sc); 978-1-4918-1316-4 (e)
Approximately 74 pages
Available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.
About the author
Setsuko Arakaki-Barlow has studied Japanese literature from the classics to contemporary works while attending the University of Washington. After closing her business several years ago, she began working to translate folk and fairy tales of all cultures into Japanese. Arakaki-Barlow contributes to a newsletter about the Okinawan language for a local Okinawan organization and has helped some businesses with translation work. She currently lives in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. with her husband, son and five-year-old basset hound.