Middle Son

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Algonquin Books, 1996 - Fiction - 228 pages
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For Spencer Fujii, Hawaii is not a vacation paradise but a place of hard work and heartache, the transplanted home of his Japanese-American family, and the site of a long-ago tragedy that changed his life forever. Now, as an adult returning to visit his ailing mother, he is rediscovering what it means to be a middle son in a world where duty shapes destiny...

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A mildly suspenseful, elegiac first novel of a Japanese family tragedy in a Hawaiian sugarcane plantation town: how an elder brother's accidental death haunts the middle son's life for the next 20 ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Deborah Iida, who was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, lives in Kahului, Hawaii, with her husband and their three young children. Winner of the 1994 Maui Writers Guild Grand Prize, she is at work now on a second novel.

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