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An edition of Snow Falling on Cedars (1994)

Snow Falling on Cedars

  • 3.13 ·
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  • 24 Have read
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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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Snow Falling on Cedars
October 21, 1999, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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La neige tombait sur les cèdres
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Snow falling on cedars
1996, Thorndike Press
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Snow falling on cedars
1996, Bloomsbury
in English
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Snow Falling on Cedars
1995 10, Vintage Contemporaries
Paperback in English - First Vintage Contemporaries Edition
Cover of: Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
1995 10, Vintage Contemporaries
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Cover of: Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
1995 10, Vintage Contemporaries
Paperback in English - First Vintage Contemporaries Edition
Cover of: Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
1994, Harcourt Brace & Company
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
1994, Harcourt Brace & Company
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First Sentence

"The accused man, Kabuo 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."

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1994

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.U846 S65 1994, PS3568.O243

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 345p.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7362464M
Internet Archive
snowfallingonced00davi
ISBN 10
0151004439
ISBN 13
9780151004430
LCCN
94007535
Library Thing
5903
Goodreads
44172099

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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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