Just then Kazuko came back carrying the ingredients for tea on a flat wooden tray. She pushed the tray into the room as a woman in a restaurant might and then slid in after it.-- Soldiers in Hiding by Richard Wiley. This is the story of a Japanese-American jazz musician trapped in Tokyo after Pearl Harbor and drafted into the Japanese Army. It takes place 30 years after the war, as he struggles with his own war guilt.
Soldiers in Hiding won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award. This edition is published by Hawthorne Books, with a new preface by the author.
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Oh wow. So he's an American citizen and is still drafted into the Japanese army? Interesting. Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.ReplyDelete
Very interesting story line. I can't say I've heard that before.ReplyDelete
I have never heard of Soldier in Hiding but it sounds like a really interesting premise. Sometimes older books get forgotten about so I am glad you posted about this one.ReplyDelete
Your teaser makes me realize that I've read very little about the U.S./Japanese side of WW II--much more about European settings. Need to venture out!ReplyDelete
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