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Snow Falling on Cedars

Bloomsbury Modern Classics

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In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.
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David Guterson is the author of the novels Snow Falling on Cedars, East of the Mountains and Our Lady of the Forest; a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead Of Us, The Country Behind, and of the non-fiction book Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense. Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/ Faulkner Award. David Guterson lives in Washington State.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 416
Erscheinungsdatum 21.09.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4088-9141-4
Reihe Bloomsbury Modern Classics
Verlag Bloomsbury UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/3,5 cm
Gewicht 399 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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Growing up and letting go
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The novel "Snow fallin gon ceadrs" by David Guterson is about major problems in society: ethnicity, justice, prejudice, love, fairness and what you want your future to be. San Piedro is a very small island where Americans and many Japanese immigrants live. Ishamael chambers, the protagonist grew up in... The novel "Snow fallin gon ceadrs" by David Guterson is about major problems in society: ethnicity, justice, prejudice, love, fairness and what you want your future to be. San Piedro is a very small island where Americans and many Japanese immigrants live. Ishamael chambers, the protagonist grew up in that place. The story starts with the Japanese man Kabou Miyamoto who's accused of having murdered a fisherman of this island. During the trial, the reader gets to know more and more details about Ishmael und Hatsue, the accused's wife. The two of them were deeply in love when they were younger, but WWII and their different ethnicities tore them apart. It's a thrilling crime story as well as a deeply touching love story. The extraordinary thing about this particular book is the atmosphere it creates: The dark woods of the island, the fog, the sea, the cold yet beautiful snow. You feel like you were on that island, like you'd grown up there with Guterson's characters. Still, there are things I didn't like. The crime story only starts to be interesting after you read the first 100 pages and with all the characters mentioned, you are easily confused about who to follow. I would recommend this book to people who like crime stories as well as love stories. It might be this combination that makes the novel so interesting, but it can also mean that you only enjoy half the novel. As it's quite thick, you surely need to be a passionate reader to get over the first 200 pages, after that, you won't have any trouble reading on.