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The Resource Summer of the big bachi, Naomi Hirahara

Summer of the big bachi, Naomi Hirahara

Label
Summer of the big bachi
Title
Summer of the big bachi
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Hirahara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the foothills of Pasadena, Mas Arai is just another Japanese-American gardener, his lawnmower blades clean and sharp, his truck carefully tuned. But while Mas keeps lawns neatly trimmed, his own life has gone to seed. His wife is dead. And his livelihood is falling into the hands of the men he once hired by the day. For Mas, a life of sin is catching up to him. And now bachi'the spirit of retribution'is knocking on his door. It begins when a stranger comes around, asking questions about a nurseryman who once lived in Hiroshima, a man known as Joji Haneda. By the end of the summer, Joji will be dead and Mas's own life will be in danger. For while Mas was building a life on the edge of the American dream, he has kept powerful secrets: about three friends long ago, about two lives entwined, and about what really happened when the bomb fell on Hiroshima in August 1945. A spellbinding mystery played out from war-torn Japan to the rich tidewaters of L.A.'s multicultural landscape, this stunning debut novel weaves a powerful tale of family, loyalty, and the price of both survival and forgiveness. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirahara, Naomi
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.I76
LC item number
S86 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Americans
  • Gardening
  • Gardeners
  • Older men
  • Revenge
  • Summer
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Summer of the big bachi, Naomi Hirahara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Delta trade paperbacks."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780385337595
Lccn
2003055538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm54849756
  • 997005
Label
Summer of the big bachi, Naomi Hirahara
Publication
Note
"Delta trade paperbacks."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780385337595
Lccn
2003055538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm54849756
  • 997005

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