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Snow Falling on Cedars

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On San Piedro, an island of rugged, spectacular beauty in Puget Sound, home to salmon fishermen and strawberry farmers, a Japanese-American fisherman stands trial, charged with murder. The year is 1954, and the shadow of World War II, with its brutality abroad and internment of Japanese Americans at home, hangs over the courtroom. Ishmael Cambers, who lost an arm in the Pacific war and now runs the island newspaper inherited from his father, is among the journalists covering the trial--a trial that brings him close, once again, to Hatsue Miyamoto, the wife of the accused man and Ishmael's never-forgotten boyhood love.

Hatsue and Ishmael, in the years before the war came between them, had dug clams together, picked strawberries in San Piedro's verdant fields, and passed long hours in the secrecy of a giant hollow cedar tree. Now, as a heavy snowfall impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyamoto's trial, they and the other participants must come to a reckoning with the past, with culture, nature, and love, and with the possibilities of the human will. Both suspenseful and beautifully crafted, Snow Falling on Cedars portrays the psychology of a community, the ambiguities of justice, the racism that persists even between neighbors, and the necessity of individual moral action despite the indifference of nature and circumstance.
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1996, Thorndike Press
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Snow falling on cedars
1996, Bloomsbury
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Snow Falling on Cedars
1995 10, Vintage Contemporaries
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Snow Falling on Cedars
1995 10, Vintage Contemporaries
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Snow Falling on Cedars
1995 10, Vintage Contemporaries
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Snow Falling on Cedars
1994, Harcourt Brace & Company
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Snow Falling on Cedars
1994, Harcourt Brace & Company
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New York, USA

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1994

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.U846 S65 1994, PS3557.U846S65 1994

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Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 345 p. ;
Number of pages
345

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OL1083838M
Internet Archive
snowfallingonce000gute
ISBN 10
0151001006
ISBN 13
9780151001002
LC Control Number
94007535
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0151001006
Library Thing
5903
Goodreads
540927

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On San Piedro, an island of rugged, spectacular beauty in Puget Sound, home to salmon fishermen and strawberry farmers, a Japanese-American fisherman stands trial, charged with murder. The year is 1954, and the shadow of World War II, with its brutality abroad and internment of Japanese Americans at home, hangs over the courtroom. Ishmael Cambers, who lost an arm in the Pacific war and now runs the island newspaper inherited from his father, is among the journalists covering the trial--a trial that brings him close, once again, to Hatsue Miyamoto, the wife of the accused man and Ishmael's never-forgotten boyhood love.

Now, as a heavy snowfall impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyamoto's trial, he and others must reckon with the past, with culture, nature, and love, and with the possibilities of the human will. Both suspenseful and beautifully crafted, Snow Falling on Cedars portrays the psychology of a community, the ambiguities of justice, the racism that persists even between neighbors, and the necessity of individual moral action despite the indifference of nature and circumstance.

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The accused man, Kabu Miyamoto, sat proudly upright with a rigid grace, his palms placed softly on the defendant's table--the posture of a man who has detached himself insofar as this is possible at his own trial.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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