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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date August 6, 2013
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802121233
ISBN-10 0802121233
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
“Remarkable . . . Requiem delicately probes the complex adjustments we make to live with our sorrows. . . . [A] perfectly modulated novel.”—The Washington Post

An extraordinary researcher and scholar of detail, Frances Itani—author of the best-selling novel Deafening—excels at weaving breathtaking fiction from true-life events. In her new novel, she traces the lives, loves, and secrets in one Japanese-Canadian family during and after their internment in the 1940s.

In 1942, in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Canadian government removed Bin Okuma’s family from their home on British Columbia’s west coast and forced them into internment camps. They were allowed to take only the possessions they could carry, and Bin, as a young boy, was forced to watch neighbors raid his family’s home before the transport boats even undocked. One hundred miles from the “Protected Zone,” they had to form new makeshift communities without direct access to electricity, plumbing, or food—for five years.

Fifty years later, after his wife’s sudden death, Bin travels across Canada to find the biological father who has been lost to him. Both running from grief and driving straight toward it, Bin must ask himself whether he truly wants to find First Father, the man who made a fateful decision that almost destroyed his family all those years ago. With his wife’s persuasive voice in his head and the echo of their love in his heart, Bin embarks on an unforgettable journey into his past that will throw light on a dark time in history.

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from Atlantic Monthly Pr (August 7, 2012)
9780802120229 | details & prices | 317 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.00
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from Grove Pr (August 6, 2013)
9780802121233 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.00
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With Brian Nishii (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (August 7, 2012)
9781455895465 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.52 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.99
With Brian Nishii (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (August 7, 2012)
9781455895489 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $24.99

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