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The Resource Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

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Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds
Title
Midnight in broad daylight
Title remainder
a Japanese American family caught between two worlds
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'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
Summary
Describes the true story of three Japanese American brothers, two of whom move to their mother's ancestral home in Hiroshima after their father's death, and find themselves on opposite sides of the world and the war as Pearl Harbor unfolds
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462743
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner
Dewey number
940.53092/356073
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fukuhara, Harry K
  • Fukuhara, Pierce
  • Fukuhara, Frank
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese American families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Translators
  • Soldiers
  • Japan
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Japanese American family caught between two worlds
Label
Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's Note -- Prologue: Shockwave -- Part I: American Born, Bicultural Bred -- 1. At Home in Auburn -- 2. Hiroshima Sojourn -- 3. Growing Pains -- 4. The Great Depression -- 5. Ivory Bones and Leaden Ashes -- Part II: Adrift in Two Countries -- 6. Land of the Rising Sun -- 7. A Sorrowful Homecoming -- 8. Hazing in Hiroshima -- 9. Panic in Los Angeles -- 10. Silence From Glendale to Hiroshima -- Part III: The War on the Home fronts -- 11. Incarcerated in California -- 12. The Empire's Home Front -- 13. Arizona Sandstorms -- 14. A Balmy Winter in Minnesota -- 15. Mary's North Star -- 16. Rations and Spies in Hiroshima -- Part IV: The War in the Pacific Theater -- 17. Suspicious from the Start -- 18. To the Front with a Typewriter -- 19. No Season for Cherry Blossoms -- 20. Taking New Guinea -- 21. Pierce's Stay of Execution -- Part V: Doomsday Overture -- 22. A Stunning Encounter in Sarmi -- 23. Glacial Change in the Jungle -- 24. The "Red Paper" Draft -- 25. Extremes in the Philippines -- 26. Brothers at War -- 27. The Atomic Bomb -- Part VI : The Aftermath -- 28. Bittersweet Reunion -- 29. A Troubling Letter -- 30. Peace and Redemption -- Epilogue: At Ease in Honolulu -- Glossary
Control code
ocn910087866
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 444 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062351937
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910087866
Label
Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's Note -- Prologue: Shockwave -- Part I: American Born, Bicultural Bred -- 1. At Home in Auburn -- 2. Hiroshima Sojourn -- 3. Growing Pains -- 4. The Great Depression -- 5. Ivory Bones and Leaden Ashes -- Part II: Adrift in Two Countries -- 6. Land of the Rising Sun -- 7. A Sorrowful Homecoming -- 8. Hazing in Hiroshima -- 9. Panic in Los Angeles -- 10. Silence From Glendale to Hiroshima -- Part III: The War on the Home fronts -- 11. Incarcerated in California -- 12. The Empire's Home Front -- 13. Arizona Sandstorms -- 14. A Balmy Winter in Minnesota -- 15. Mary's North Star -- 16. Rations and Spies in Hiroshima -- Part IV: The War in the Pacific Theater -- 17. Suspicious from the Start -- 18. To the Front with a Typewriter -- 19. No Season for Cherry Blossoms -- 20. Taking New Guinea -- 21. Pierce's Stay of Execution -- Part V: Doomsday Overture -- 22. A Stunning Encounter in Sarmi -- 23. Glacial Change in the Jungle -- 24. The "Red Paper" Draft -- 25. Extremes in the Philippines -- 26. Brothers at War -- 27. The Atomic Bomb -- Part VI : The Aftermath -- 28. Bittersweet Reunion -- 29. A Troubling Letter -- 30. Peace and Redemption -- Epilogue: At Ease in Honolulu -- Glossary
Control code
ocn910087866
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 444 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062351937
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910087866

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