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Snow falling on cedars

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
Series: Vintage contemporaries
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage contemporaries edView all editions and formats
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San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Legal stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Guterson
OCLC Number: 152578584
Reproduction Notes: Braille. Phoenix, Ariz. : Foundation for Blind Children. 6 v. (756 p.).
Description: xiii, 460 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage contemporaries
Responsibility: David Guterson.

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San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; 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 neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed. Haunting. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper.

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