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Requiem
Author: Frances Itani

ISBN: 9780802121233
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 6 August 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0 x 1.8
Description:
?Remarkable . . . Requiem delicately probes the complex adjustments we make to live with our sorrows. . . . [A] perfectly modulated novel."?The Washington Post

An extraordinary researcher and scholar of detail, Frances Itani?author of the best-selling novel Deafening?excels at weaving breathtaking fiction from true-life events. In her new novel, she traces the lives, loves, and secrets in one Japanese-Canadian family during and after their internment in the 1940s.

In 1942, in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Canadian government removed Bin Okuma's family from their home on British Columbia's west coast and forced them into internment camps. They were allowed to take only the possessions they could carry, and Bin, as a young boy, was forced to watch neighbors raid his family's home before the transport boats even undocked. One hundred miles from the ?Protected Zone," they had to form new makeshift communities without direct access to electricity, plumbing, or food?for five years.

Fifty years later, after his wife's sudden death, Bin travels across Canada to find...

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