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Sayonara Audiobook

Sayonara: A Novel

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"A master storyteller.... Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon." The Wall Street Journal

Publisher's Summary

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

©1953 James A Michener (P)2015 Random House Audio

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"Sentence for sentence, writing's fastest attention grabber." The New York Times

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