The Resource Above the East China Sea : a novel, by Sarah Bird

Above the East China Sea : a novel, by Sarah Bird

Label
Above the East China Sea : a novel
Title
Above the East China Sea
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Bird
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set on the island of Okinawa today and during World War II, this deeply moving and evocative novel tells the entwined stories of two teenage girls-an American and an Okinawan-whose lives are connected across 70 years by the shared experience of both profound loss and renewal. Luz, a contemporary U.S. Air Force brat, lives with her no-nonsense sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base. Luz's older sister, her best friend and emotional center, has died in the Afghan war. Unmoored by her death, unable to lean on her mother, Luz contemplates taking her own life. In 1945, Tamiko has lost everyone-the older sister she idolized and her entire family-and finds herself trapped between the occupying Japanese and the invading Americans whom she has been taught are demons that live to rape. On an island where the spirits of the dead are part of life and the afterworld reunites you with your family, suicide offers Tamiko the promise of peace. As Luz tracks down the story of her own Okinawan grandmother, she discovers that the ancestral spirits work as readily to save her as they do to help Tamiko find a resting place. And as these two stories unfold and intertwine, we see how war and American occupation have shaped and reshaped the lives of Okinawans"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304544
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bird, Sarah
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.I74
LC item number
A58 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daughters
  • Orphans
  • Okinawa Island (Japan)
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Suicide
  • Families
  • Daughters
  • Orphans
  • Japan
Label
Above the East China Sea : a novel, by Sarah Bird
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853435874
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780385350112
Lccn
2013024336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)853435874
Label
Above the East China Sea : a novel, by Sarah Bird
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853435874
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780385350112
Lccn
2013024336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)853435874

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