From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a US army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can't understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore...nothing but her.
"While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates." Los Angeles Times
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"Sentence for sentence, writing's fastest attention grabber." The New York Times
It is a shame that such a good story was narrated so badly. It sounded as if the narration was just read by someone who stumbled and bumbled his way to the end.
As we watch the 2016 US elections unfold along with a renewed unleashing of racism, bigotry and xenophobia , this book reminds me that the more things change the more they stay the same!
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