Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Soldiers in Hiding

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.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 

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