Summer of the Big Bachi
By Naomi Hirahara
(Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440241546, 337pp.)
Publication Date: January 29, 2008
List Price: $7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
It begins when a stranger comes around, asking questions about a nurseryman who once lived in Hiroshima, a man known as Joji Haneda. By the end of the summer, Joji will be dead and Mas's own life will be in danger. For while Mas was building a life on the edge of the American dream, he has kept powerful secrets: about three friends long ago, about two lives entwined, and about what really happened when the bomb fell on Hiroshima in August 1945.
A spellbinding mystery played out from war-torn Japan to the rich tidewaters of L.A.'s multicultural landscape, this stunning debut novel weaves a powerful tale of family, loyalty, and the price of both survival and forgiveness.
"From the Trade Paperback edition.