The Resource Fire flowers, Ben Byrne

Fire flowers, Ben Byrne

Label
Fire flowers
Title
Fire flowers
Statement of responsibility
Ben Byrne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"August, 1945. Japan has been defeated in the Second World War. The country lies in ruin. Satsuko Takara and her teenage brother Hiroshi have lost their parents, and each other, during the firestorm that devastated Tokyo. Hal Lynch, a haunted U.S. reconnaissance photographer, is now a photojournalist in Japan, where he stumbles upon a shocking story and is determined to bring it to light. And Osamu Maruki, a dissolute writer and Satsuko's former lover, has returned from the South Pacific a broken and changed man. As these people's stories converge and spin outward, the war-torn streets of Tokyo come alive in this dazzlingly observed novel. Cinematic, brutal, yet beautiful, Fire Flowers powerfully portrays the shock, the struggles, and the difficult choices that arise from the destruction of war."--Page 2 of cover
Member of
Summary
Two orphaned Japanese siblings try to put their lives back together in Tokyo just after the end of World War II while a former U.S. reconnaissance photographer starts anew as a photojournalist and uncovers a shocking story. Reading-group guide available online
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10404039
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Ben
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Japan
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Japan
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Fire flowers, Ben Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Fireflies (Toronto, on: Anansi, 2013)
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
ocn881888320
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781609452483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881888320
Label
Fire flowers, Ben Byrne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Fireflies (Toronto, on: Anansi, 2013)
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
ocn881888320
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781609452483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881888320

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