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Author Guterson, David.

Title Snow falling on cedars / David Guterson.

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 1995.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  PS3557.U846 S65 1995    Available  ---
Edition 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Description xiii, 460 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
Series Vintage contemporaries
Vintage contemporaries.
Summary Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed. Haunting. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper.
Subject Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Journalists -- Fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Legal stories.
ISBN 067976402X
9780679764021