A Thousand Stitches: A Novel by Constance O'Keefe PDF

By Constance O'Keefe

according to the genuine tale of an American-born Kamikaze Pilot. The valuable tale of this novel is informed as a memoir written via the most personality, Isamu (Sam) Imagawa, who was once born in the US yet who served as a pilot for the Imperial eastern military in the course of global warfare II. the tale recounts the time Sam spent in Japan, from 1932 to 1963, spanning his early institution days, his boyhood weigh down and younger love for Michiko Miyazawa, his army profession, his unsatisfied marriage, and his ultimate get away to the U.S.A. together with his moment spouse. The secondary plot, is advised from the point of view of Michiko, who recounts her existence in Japan in the course of wartime and reconstruction. the 2 alternating plots are held jointly symbolically via a senninbari, a belt with 1000 stitches, which Michiko made for Sam whereas Sam used to be a pilot for the japanese Kamikaze Corps. 1000 Stitches makes a robust anti-war assertion, summed up by means of Michiko’s good friend Keiko: “How silly, silly, silly every thing approximately this struggle is!” This novel used to be encouraged by means of a memoir, Shig: the genuine tale of an American Kamikaze," written by means of Shigeo Imamura, whose existence heavily paralleled that of the hero of one thousand Stitches.

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