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The Resource Above the East China Sea : a novel, Sarah Bird., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Above the East China Sea : a novel, Sarah Bird., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Above the East China Sea : a novel
Title
Above the East China Sea
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Bird.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Set on the island of Okinawa today and during World War II, this deeply moving and evocative novel tells the entwined stories of two teenage girls-an American and an Okinawan-whose lives are connected across 70 years by the shared experience of both profound loss and renewal. Luz, a contemporary U.S. Air Force brat, lives with her no-nonsense sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base. Luz's older sister, her best friend and emotional center, has died in the Afghan war. Unmoored by her death, unable to lean on her mother, Luz contemplates taking her own life. In l945, Tamiko has lost everyone-the older sister she idolized and her entire family-and finds herself trapped between the occupying Japanese and the invading Americans whom she has been taught are demons that live to rape. On an island where the spirits of the dead are part of life and the afterworld reunites you with your family, suicide offers Tamiko the promise of peace. As Luz tracks down the story of her own Okinawan grandmother, she discovers that the ancestral spirits work as readily to save her as they do to help Tamiko find a resting place. And as these two stories unfold and intertwine, we see how war and American occupation have shaped and reshaped the lives of Okinawans
  • Growing up on Kadena Air Base with her no-nonsense sergeant mother, Luz suffers suicidal thoughts after her sister's death and investigates the story of her Okinawan grandmother, who also confronted her mortality after the World War II deaths of family members
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bird, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Daughters
  • Orphans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Daughters
  • Orphans
  • Okinawa Island (Japan)
  • Japan
Label
Above the East China Sea : a novel, Sarah Bird., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385350129
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014138203
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869301139
Label
Above the East China Sea : a novel, Sarah Bird., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385350129
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014138203
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869301139

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