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SOLDIERS IN HIDING.

Wiley, Richard.

ISBN 10: 0701131365 / ISBN 13: 9780701131364
Published by CHATTO & WINDUS. LONDON 1986, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First British Edition. About fine in a Nf. dj. (Short edge tear & light creasing at head of rear panel. A few corners mildly nudged) Author's FIRST book. A Pen/Faulkner Award winner. Bookseller Inventory # 6823

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Title: SOLDIERS IN HIDING.

Publisher: CHATTO & WINDUS. LONDON 1986

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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This remarkable novel is not only an imaginative work of the very highest order but a cross-cultural tour de force of extraordinary daring and vision. It begins in Tokyo in 1941, when Teddy Maki and Jimmy Yamamoto, two young Japanese-American jazz musicians, are stranded in Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, drafted into the Japanese army and sent to the Philippines, the scene of bloody conflict with guerrillas and American troops. Rather than act as true soldiers, the two young men attempt to disengage themselves from the savagery of a war in which they are unable to choose sides. But such innocence is impossible to maintain. Thirty years later, Teddy Maki, by then a star of Japanese television, is still haunted by Jimmy's death and his own failure to disobey the order of his commanding officer to shoot an American prisoner. The guilt that poisons his relationship with his wife and son and with the country in which he has chosen to live as a perpetual outsider speaks to the moral issues raised by all wars--from Auschwitz to My Lai.

About the Author:

Richard Wiley won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction for Soldiers in Hiding, his first novel. He has lived and taught in Korea, Japan, Kenya, and Nigeria, and is the author of Fools’ Gold, Festival for Three Thousand Maidens, Indigo, and Ahmed’s Revenge. He is currently a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Wiley is also on the executive board of the North American Network of Cities of Asylum.

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