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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, memories grow 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. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Vintage...New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Vintage Contemporaries. Audience: General/trade. 1950's; Book Notes; English as a Second Language; Fiction; Foreign Language Study; Japanese; Literary; Study Aids; Washington; Washington (State)
Description:New. Unread book in excellent condition, may have slight shelf...New. Unread book in excellent condition, may have slight shelf wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Choose expedited shipping for faster delivery.
Description:New in fine dust jacket. Excellent tight square, unread and...New in fine dust jacket. Excellent tight square, unread and unmarked copy. DJ slight edgewear and top and bottom of spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 345 p. Compelling novel of Japanese family in US around World War II. Harrowing.
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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