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Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/09/1995
  $46.75
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award
American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award
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."--"Los Angeles Times"
"Compelling...heartstopping. Finely wrought, flawlessly written."--"The New York Times Book Review"
ISBN:
9780780794870
9780780794870
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
460
Dimensions (mm):
208x130x33mm
Weight:
0.4kg
David Guterson

David Guterson is the bestselling author of the novels Snow Falling on Cedars, East of the Mountains, Our Lady of the Forest, The Other and Ed King; a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind; a non-fiction book Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense; a memoir Descent: A Memoir of Madness and a collection of poetry Songs for a Summons. Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/ Faulkner Award and was made into a major film starring Ethan Hawke. David Guterson lives in Washington State.

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