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In 1954, a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, ...Show synopsisIn 1954, a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.Hide synopsis
Description:New. 067976402X New, crisp, clean. I treat all of my patrons as...New. 067976402X New, crisp, clean. I treat all of my patrons as real people with human needs that deserve respect. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding merchandise, rare/collectible requests, or even for a recommendation on what to read next! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Vintage Contemporaries. Audience: General/trade.
This book is so well written. The story content itself is very worthy, but the author's descriptions are very vivid and his insight into the human condition is excellent. An especially good read for the history buff.
This is a watered down version of "To Kill a Mocking Bird." I liked the idea of a man defending the husbann of a woman he still loves. Unfortunately the characters are not flashed out. They remain two dimensional through out the story. Guterson also falls into the sterotype of the soft spoken Japanese ...
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