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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment

Epstein, Jennifer Cody (Book - 2013 )
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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
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WW Norton
A lush, exquisitely rendered meditation on war, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment tells the story of several families, American and Japanese, their loves and infidelities, their dreams and losses, and how they are all connected by one of the most devastating acts of war in human history.
In this evocative and thrilling epic novel, fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi, child of Japan’s New Empire, daughter of an ardent expansionist and a mother with a haunting past, is on her way home on a March night when American bombers shower her city with napalm—an attack that leaves one hundred thousand dead within hours and half the city in ashen ruins. In the days that follow, Yoshi’s old life will blur beyond recognition, leading her to a new world marked by destruction and shaped by those considered the enemy: Cam, a downed bomber pilot taken prisoner by the Imperial Japanese Army; Anton, a gifted architect who helped modernize Tokyo’s prewar skyline but is now charged with destroying it; and Billy, an Occupation soldier who arrives in the blackened city with a dark secret of his own. Directly or indirectly, each will shape Yoshi’s journey as she seeks safety, love, and redemption.

Baker & Taylor
Yoshi, a Japanese teenager, faces the destruction of everything she knew and a new life living among the enemy after her home city is bombed with napalm in this new novel from the author of The Painter from Shanghai. 30,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
A young woman’s journey through the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo, and the stories of three Americans who shape her fate.
In this evocative and thrilling epic novel, fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi, child of Japan’s New Empire, daughter of an ardent expansionist and a mother with a haunting past, is on her way home on the March night when American bombers shower her city with napalm—an attack that leaves one hundred thousand dead within hours and half the city in ashen ruins. In the days that follow, Yoshi’s old life will blur beyond recognition, leading her to a new world marked by destruction and shaped by those considered the enemy: Cam, a downed bomber pilot taken prisoner by Japan’s army; Anton, a gifted architect who helped modernize Tokyo’s prewar skyline but is now charged with destroying it; and Billy, an Occupation soldier who arrives in the blackened city with a dark secret of his own. Directly or indirectly, each will shape Yoshi’s journey as she seeks safety, love, and redemption.

Authors: Epstein, Jennifer Cody
Statement of Responsibility: Jennifer Cody Epstein
Title: The gods of heavenly punishment
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013], ©2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: 1935 : Hamburg, New York
1935 : Karuizawa, Japan
1942 : U.S.S. Hornet, Pacific Ocean
1942 : Shin Nagano, Manchuria
1943 : Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
1945 : Tokyo, Japan
1945 : Buffalo, New York
1945 : Tokyo, Japan
1962 : Los Angeles
Subject Headings: Families Fiction Teenage girls Japan Fiction Americans Japan Fiction Tokyo (Japan) History Bombardment, 1942 Fiction World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American Fiction
Topical Term: Families
Teenage girls
Americans
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2012049236
ISBN: 9780393071573
039307157X
Branch Call Number: FIC E
Research Call Number: JFE 13-3134
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