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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MIDDLE SON

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

Contents

My Mother
1
Williams Birth
21
Williams Passage
33
Oh
51
Separations
71
For the Union
93
Divisions
105
William
117
Perspective
129
Photographs
155
Caroline
177
Conversations
191
Companions
211
My Little Brothers Cradle
221
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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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