A Thousand Stitches: A Novel by Constance O'Keefe PDF

By Constance O'Keefe

in line with the genuine tale of an American-born Kamikaze Pilot. The primary tale of this novel is advised as a memoir written via the most personality, Isamu (Sam) Imagawa, who was once born in the USA yet who served as a pilot for the Imperial jap army in the course of international warfare II. the tale recounts the time Sam spent in Japan, from 1932 to 1963, spanning his early college days, his boyhood weigh down and younger love for Michiko Miyazawa, his army profession, his unsatisfied marriage, and his ultimate break out to the U.S.A. along with his moment spouse. The secondary plot, is instructed from the viewpoint of Michiko, who recounts her existence in Japan in the course of wartime and reconstruction. the 2 alternating plots are held jointly symbolically by way of a senninbari, a belt with one thousand stitches, which Michiko made for Sam whereas Sam used to be a pilot for the japanese Kamikaze Corps. one thousand Stitches makes a powerful anti-war assertion, summed up via Michiko’s pal Keiko: “How silly, silly, silly every thing approximately this battle is!” This novel used to be encouraged by means of a memoir, Shig: the genuine tale of an American Kamikaze," written by means of Shigeo Imamura, whose existence heavily paralleled that of the hero of 1000 Stitches.

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