Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson




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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 Island, there are memories of a charmed love
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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 Pedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile.
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Original publication date

1994 (1e édition originale américaine, Harcourt Brace)
1996 (1e traduction et édition française, Cadre vert, Seuil)
1997-06-06 (Réédition française, Points, Seuil)


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