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Summer of the Big Bachi
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Delta
Publication date March 1, 2004
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385337595
ISBN-10 0385337590
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Set in modern L.A., this novel of moral and spiritual reckoning finds a Japanese American who survived the horrors of Hiroshima forced to relive the nightmare when a stranger show up looking for him. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the foothills of Pasadena, Mas Arai is just another Japanese-American gardener, his lawnmower blades clean and sharp, his truck carefully tuned. But while Mas keeps lawns neatly trimmed, his own life has gone to seed. His wife is dead. And his livelihood is falling into the hands of the men he once hired by the day. For Mas, a life of sin is catching up to him. And now bachi—the spirit of retribution—is knocking on his door.

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.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780130616074 Book cover for 9780385337595 Book cover for 9780440241546 Book cover for 9781597224017
 
Reprint edition from Dell Pub Co (January 29, 2008)
9780440241546 | details & prices | 337 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Set in modern L.
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (January 17, 2007)
9781597224017 | details & prices | 397 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Book by Hirahara, Naomi
The price comparison is for this edition
from Delta (March 1, 2004)
9780385337595 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Set in modern L.
With D. M. Etter | Pap/dis edition from Prentice Hall (January 1, 1995); titled "Engineering Problem Solving With ANSI C: Fundamental Concepts/Book and Disk"
9780130616074 | details & prices | 7.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $57.00
This edition also contains Engineering Problem Solving With ANSI C: Fundamental Concepts/Book and Disk
About: Focusing on five major engineering/scientific applications as examples, this volume presents a design process for solving engineering problems, and then develops corresponding solutions using ANSI C.

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