Midnight In Broad Daylight
- World War II, Biographies & Memoirs
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Crossing the great divide
American-born brothers Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara moved to Hiroshima after their father's death in 1933. Harry returned in the late 1930s, was sent to an internment camp after Pearl Harbor, and then became a translator for the U.S. Army. Back in Japan, his brothers joined the Japanese Army. As the war raged on, Harry island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy-and to his brothers. But before they would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
At once an indelible portrait of a resilient family and a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, Midnight in Broad Daylight is an unforgettable tale of divided loyalties, loss, reconciliation, and ultimate redemption.
"Sakamoto, in her luminous, magisterial re-assembling of the lives of two Japanese brothers who found themselves on opposite sides of the great conflict, has helped shape and set the standard for a vital and necessary new genre: trans-Pacific literature."-Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Mark Twain: A Life
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|Release Date:||January 5, 2016|