Martin Booth Hiroshima Joe: A Novel

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Hiroshima Joe: A Novel

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One of the most powerful novels about the experience of war, first published in 1985

Captured by Hirohito's soldiers at the fall of Hong Kong and transferred to a Japanese slave camp outside Hiroshima, Captain Joe Sandingham was present when the bomb was dropped. Now a shell of a man, he lives in a cheap Hong Kong hotel, scrounging for food and the occasional bar girl. The locals call him "Hiroshima Joe" with a mixture of pity and contempt. But Joe―haunted by the sounds and voices of his past, debilitated by illness, and shattered by his wartime ordeal―is a man whose compassion and will to survive define a clear-eyed and unexpected heroism.

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Martin Booth is a critically acclaimed novelist and film writer. His novel, The Industry of Souls, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His new novel, Islands of Silence, is forthcoming from St. Martin's Press.

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In this novel about war, set in Japan during World War II and Hong Kong in 1952, horror contrasts with beauty, intensifying each moment as a precious event. The protagonist, British homosexual Joe Sandingham, is an unusual hero/antihero. Decimated physically and emotionally by combat, the tortures of imprisonment as a POW, and the inhumanity of Hiroshima, Joe remains in Hong Kong, an opium addict, stealing and finally even killing to survive. Hiroshima Joe is special because its anti-war statement includes a poignant vision of life's inevitable continuation. Andrew Peters, Pioneer Multi-County Lib., Norman, Okla.
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