New PDF release: A Thousand Stitches: A Novel

By Constance O'Keefe

ISBN-10: 1564745651

ISBN-13: 9781564745651

in line with the genuine tale of an American-born Kamikaze Pilot. The crucial tale of this novel is advised as a memoir written by way of the most personality, Isamu (Sam) Imagawa, who used to be born in the United States yet who served as a pilot for the Imperial jap military in the course of international conflict II. the tale recounts the time Sam spent in Japan, from 1932 to 1963, spanning his early university days, his boyhood weigh down and younger love for Michiko Miyazawa, his army profession, his unsatisfied marriage, and his ultimate break out to the U.S.A. together with his moment spouse. The secondary plot, is advised from the point of view of Michiko, who recounts her existence in Japan in the course of wartime and reconstruction. the 2 alternating plots are held jointly symbolically through a senninbari, a belt with 1000 stitches, which Michiko made for Sam whereas Sam was once a pilot for the japanese Kamikaze Corps. 1000 Stitches makes a powerful anti-war assertion, summed up via Michiko’s good friend Keiko: “How silly, silly, silly every thing approximately this battle is!” This novel was once encouraged by way of a memoir, Shig: the real tale of an American Kamikaze," written by means of Shigeo Imamura, whose lifestyles heavily paralleled that of the hero of 1000 Stitches.

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