K.P. Kollenborn Eyes Behind Belligerence

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Eyes Behind Belligerence

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Could you forgive the unspeakable? Culminating a bitter-sweet epic and traditional coming-of-age story, 'Eyes Behind Belligerence' sets precedence to fear and hatred, to families torn apart, and to the calloused response of internment camps. While two Japanese-American families endure the wake of Pearl Harbor’s wrath, each member must face the most painful question of their life: Where does their loyalty stand? Told in five parts, this novel unravels the challenges between two unlikely Nisei friends, Jim and Russell, into adulthood during the Second World War. As restrictions are imposed, (even in the safe, rural community of Bainbridge Island,) as harassments escalate, (including the F.B.I. invading their homes and deporting their fathers to Montana for espionage trials,) the fated day arrives: evacuation of all Japanese civilians. Rounded up like cattle, tagged, they are hauled to the fringes of Death Valley: Manzanar. Together they must survive racism, gang violence, and the harsh elements of the environment. Together they must prove their loyalty, especially after a tragic riot on the eve of Pearl Harbor's anniversary. While Russell enlists in a segregated army, becoming part of one the most decorated units in U.S. history, Jim is sent to a different camp for the "No-No" boys: those who are marked disloyal. Removed from their families, they are forced to reevaluate their identities and discover, most importantly, what it means to forgive.

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It has been seven decades since the attack of Pearl Harbor, now leaving behind faded, fallen ashes.  In America's more recent history the ashes of the Twin Towers replaced those memories, and replaced how we define ourselves as a country.  Understandably so.  Looking behind us we do still see those who have survived the 20th Century and continue to survive well into the 21st.  Who exactly am I referring to? During the Second World War it has been estimated that about 120,000 persons of Japanese origins, including children, were deported and exiled to internment camps in America.  They lost their homes, their businesses, and their identities as human beings.  So when the question re-emerges each generation, "Does it really matter now," all we have to do is recognize the connected link between the past and future and understand its value.  This is where the core of my novel emerges.

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"Kollenborn shows she's done her research... She avoids easy moralizing while showing the injustice of the camps."Kirkus Reviews 

"Eyes Behind Belligerence is fascinating, and it shows the World War II period from a different perspective than most American history books. It is worth four stars." Self-Publishing Review

"Eyes Behind Belligerence is a riveting read that should prove difficult to put down."Cowper's Bookshelf, The Free Library

"Kollenborn's writing style is fluid without being overly descriptive... Eyes Behind Belligerence, while lengthy, grabs the reader from the first page and leaves us with believable characters, setting, and plot. While the characters and certain events within the novel are fictional, they are historically true and 'based' on real events, if you will. This aspect to the novel makes it feel grounded within reality and allows the reader to become emotionally connected with the story."One Title Reviews

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