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Midnight in broad daylight: a Japanese American family caught between two worlds

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After their father's death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara-all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest-moved to Hiroshima, their mother's ancestral home. Eager to go back to his own land-America-Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Despite being sent to an internment camp, Harry dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army. As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family. Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb.
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9780062351937
9780062351951
9781494519452
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Full title midnight in broad daylight a japanese american family caught between two worlds
Author sakamoto pamela rotner
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Last Update 2018-05-25 23:28:53PM
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display_description "'Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II--an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.-Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. After their father's death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara--all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest--moved to Hiroshima, their mother's ancestral home. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Harry was sent to an internment camp until a call came for Japanese translators and he dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army. As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy--and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family. Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting as well as the deteriorating home front of Hiroshima--as never seen before in English--and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Intimate and evocative, it is an indelible portrait of a resilient family, a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, an homage to the tremendous Japanese American contribution to the American war effort, and an invaluable addition to the historical record of this extraordinary time; ''Mother, I am Katsuharu. I have come home.' By the time the reader arrives at this simple, Odysseus-like declaration, she will have been tossed and transported through one of the most wrenching, inspirational--and until now unknown--true epics of World War II. Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, in her luminous, magisterial re-assembling of the lives of two Japanese brothers who found themselves on opposite sides of the great conflict, has helped shape and set the standard for a vital and necessary new genre: trans-Pacific literature. Her readers will want more'--Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize Winner and author of Mark Twain : A Life"--From Edelweis.com.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fukuhara, Frank, -- 1924-2015, Fukuhara, Harry K., -- 1920-2015, Fukuhara, Pierce, -- 1922-2008, Japan -- Relations -- United States, Japanese American families -- Washington (State) -- Seattle, Soldiers -- Japan -- Biography, Translators -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Relations -- Japan, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
title_display Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds
title_full Midnight in Broad Daylight A Japanese-American Family Caught Between Two Worlds, Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds / Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, Midnight in broad daylight [sound recording] : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds / Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
title_short Midnight in broad daylight :
title_sub a Japanese American family caught between two worlds
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fukuhara, Frank, Fukuhara, Harry K, Fukuhara, Pierce, History, Japanese American families, Japanese Americans, Military, Nonfiction, Relations, Soldiers, Translators, World War, 1939-1945