Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson

Braille

Status

Available

Call number

1567e

Library's review

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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Language

Original publication date

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

Pages

738
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