An exotic blend of East meets West, "B.C. Street," based in part on actual events drawn from recent history, is a romantic tale of a young U.S. Marine's first love during a time when the U.S. military exercised governance in the Far East.
During the 1960s, young U.S. Marine Timothy Cole discovers love with Kimiko, a beautiful Okinawan nightclub hostess. Unexpectedly, his overseas adventure spirals into moral conflict and tragedy when his values clash with the demands of patriotism and loyalty to his country.
"B.C. Street" is an adventurous military romp set against the backdrop of errant U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic arrogance compounded by the unbridled behavior of a few undisciplined GIs. Not since Michener's "Sayonara" and Lederer and Burdick's "The Ugly American" has an American novel been cloaked in the ineptitude of U.S. foreign policy and the highhandedness of U.S. military occupation.