Hotaka (Through My Eyes) (Paperback)

By John Heffernan

Allen & Unwin, 9781760113766, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2017

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When the tsunami strikes the Japanese seaside town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery. As Hotaka sets about convincing local performers to appear at the town's upcoming Memorial Concert, he finds himself haunted by memories of best friend, Takeshi, who perished without trace in the tsunami. Then his friend Sakura becomes involved in an anti-seawall movement, and the protest quickly gets serious. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka piece together what happened that day—and let go of the past? Includes map, timeline, and glossary.

About the Author

John Heffernan is the author of more than 50 books for young readers, including Naveed in the Through My Eyes series.