Cast out of his native California, "relocated" to an armed camp, and made a victim of almost unbearable family loss, Billy Fujita finds himself in the coldest reaches of Massachusetts in the closing months of World War II. A spirited widow, Margaret Kelly, has helped secure his release in the hope that Fujita, a horticulturist, will turn her barren land into a working farm. Together with Margaret, a war widow named Livvie, and her damaged young son, Garvin, Fujita becomes a reluctant participant in an impromptu family.
Providing a profound new perspective on the Japanese-American experience, What the Scarecrow Said is the story of how even in the harshest soil the roots of love and family can survive.
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Stewart D. Ikeda has twice been a recipient of the Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan, where he earned his MFA in writing. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in such publications as Story, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and the anthology Voices of the Xiled.
He teaches writing and Asian-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
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Book Description ReganBooks, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060987189
Book Description ReganBooks, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060987189