By Jay Rubin, Rakuko Sakai
Arriving in Seattle at the eve of global battle II, Japanese-born Mitsuko falls for Tom, a widowed pastor, and turns into surrogate mom to his fair-haired American baby, invoice. however the bombing of Pearl Harbor lines the newly shaped family members as U.S. executive mandates and Tom’s turning out to be ache with all issues jap strength Mitsuko and younger invoice to go away Seattle and Tom in the back of for the Minidoka Internment Camp, not sure in the event that they will ever return.
Two many years later, thoughts of Minidoka and long-lost Mitsuko hang-out invoice, sparking an exhausting trip that leads him from Seattle’s foreign District to newly reconstructed Japan to discover his eastern mom and research the reality approximately their shared past.
Jay Rubin is likely one of the ideal English-language translators of jap literature. he's most sensible identified for his various translations of works through Haruki Murakami, Japan’s top modern novelist, and the research Haruki Murakami and the tune of phrases. so much lately, he has translated the 1st books of Murakami’s bestselling novel, 1Q84. moreover, Rubin’s Making feel of eastern continues to be one the commonly used courses to jap language studies.
Jay Rubin got his PhD in jap literature from the collage of Chicago and taught at Harvard collage and the college of Washington. He lives close to Seattle together with his spouse.