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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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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