Sayonara

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Random House Publishing Group, May 12, 1981 - Japan - 208 pages
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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The anti-war Michener unfolds a story in which an American major stationed in Japan and engaged to a general's daughter does understand the American attraction for acquiring Japanese wives until he falls for a Japanese girl. Read full review

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User Review  - Fred Lichtenberg - Goodreads

This is a real classic and racism at it's worst. A short book for Michener--I think his first--but a must read. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
34
Section 3
83
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About the author (1981)

James A. Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.

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