Constance O'Keefe's A Thousand Stitches: A Novel PDF

By Constance O'Keefe

in response to the real tale of an American-born Kamikaze Pilot. The vital tale of this novel is advised as a memoir written via the most personality, Isamu (Sam) Imagawa, who used to be born in the US yet who served as a pilot for the Imperial jap military in the course of global warfare II. the tale recounts the time Sam spent in Japan, from 1932 to 1963, spanning his early institution days, his boyhood weigh down and younger love for Michiko Miyazawa, his army profession, his unsatisfied marriage, and his ultimate get away to the U.S.A. along with his moment spouse. The secondary plot, is informed from the viewpoint of Michiko, who recounts her lifestyles in Japan in the course of wartime and reconstruction. the 2 alternating plots are held jointly symbolically via a senninbari, a belt with one thousand stitches, which Michiko made for Sam whereas Sam used to be a pilot for the japanese Kamikaze Corps. one thousand Stitches makes a robust anti-war assertion, summed up through Michiko’s buddy Keiko: “How silly, silly, silly every little thing approximately this warfare is!” This novel was once encouraged by means of a memoir, Shig: the real tale of an American Kamikaze," written by way of Shigeo Imamura, whose lifestyles heavily paralleled that of the hero of 1000 Stitches.

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