This stunning historical fiction novel set in the early twentieth century spanning the effect of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki and ending in the eighties tells the story of Amaterasu, a woman who lost her daughter and grandson during pikadon.
Amaterasu’s own difficult upbringing and history she never acknowledged is brought to mind as she retraces the life and years before pikadon of her daughter and what happened in Nagasaki after pikadon.
Incredibly gripping and compulsive reading the secrets of two women in a family are explored and put into the context of their culture and the current political climate of their times. Haunting to read because this fictional story is set among the real adversaries of the day, this will be a very hard story to forget.
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