Three Ships to Moji recreates the Japanese relocation of the American prisoners of war from the Philippines to Japan. Confronted not only with the imminent threat of starvation and disease, the prisoners also face their potential demise from their fellow air-bound countrymen who relentlessly pummel and torpedo the Japanese navy. In the midst of all this, Goodson creates a coming-of-age story about Lonnie Rae, the novel s central character, whose innocence is immediately challenged by an environment that would just as well see him dead. In Three Ships to Moji, Lonnie soon learn the truly brave are those who maintain their sense of humanity in spite of their desperation. Afflicted with the overabundance of time, the characters of Three Ships to Moji argue the value of religion and philosophy, while about them the bombs of American aircraft explode, the food supply becomes increasingly meager, and the weather grows colder the further north they travel. In this voyage, all are victims, whether captor or captive, as each person comes in contact with their own looming mortality. Nevertheless, Lonnie and his fellow prisoners continue to retell past memories to at least liberate their senses.
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Felix E. Goodson is the author of The Evolutionay Foundations of Psychology: A Unified Theory, Sweet Salt, and O Cimarron! He recieved his doctorate in psychology from the University of Missouri (Columbia) in 1954 and was a professor at DePauw University from 1954 to 1990, where he won several Best Teacher awards.Review:
Done with tact and art-the war novel we have waited thirty years for -- Donald Richie
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Book Description Red Hen Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111888996773