Summer of the Big Bachi

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Delta
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.29 X 8.25 X 0.65 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385337595

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About the Author

Naomi Hirahara is a freelance writer and journalist who served for several years as an editor of The Rafu Shimpo, the largest Japanese American daily newspaper. She is the author of two previous Mas Arai mysteries, Gasa-Gasa Girl and Summer of the Big Bachi, named one of "The Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2004" by the Chicago Tribune and a Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2004" pick.

Reviews

"[A] seamless and shyly powerful first novel..... Peppered with pungent cultural details, crisp prose and credible, fresh descriptions of the effects of the A-bomb, this perfectly balanced gem deserves a wide readership."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Naomi Hirahara's story of forgotten men who share an unforgettable past sweeps the reader into a world most of us know little about. Luckily, our guide is Mas Arai, a complete original, and Hirahara's sure and generous voice brings him vividly to life."--S.J. Rozan, Edgar award winning of Winter and Night

"Naomi Hirahara is a bright new voice on the mystery scene. Summer of the Big Bachi presents an intriguing puzzle written with a true insider's eye for Japanese American life"--Dale Furutani, Anthony award winning author of Death in Little Tokyo

"A novel about social change wrapped inside a mystery, Summer of the Big Bachi toggles deftly between past and present and reveals the hopes and compromises that lurk on the fringes of the American Dream."
--Denise Hamilton, Edgar award nominated author of Last Lullaby