A Thousand Stitches: A Novel by Constance O'Keefe

U S Historical Fiction

By Constance O'Keefe

in accordance with the real tale of an American-born Kamikaze Pilot. The critical tale of this novel is informed as a memoir written via the most personality, Isamu (Sam) Imagawa, who used to be born in the US yet who served as a pilot for the Imperial eastern military in the course of international battle II. the tale recounts the time Sam spent in Japan, from 1932 to 1963, spanning his early college days, his boyhood weigh down and younger love for Michiko Miyazawa, his army occupation, his unsatisfied marriage, and his ultimate break out to the U.S.A. along with his moment spouse. The secondary plot, is informed from the point of view of Michiko, who recounts her existence in Japan in the course of wartime and reconstruction. the 2 alternating plots are held jointly symbolically by means of a senninbari, a belt with 1000 stitches, which Michiko made for Sam whereas Sam used to be a pilot for the japanese Kamikaze Corps. 1000 Stitches makes a robust anti-war assertion, summed up through Michiko’s good friend Keiko: “How silly, silly, silly every little thing approximately this battle is!” This novel used to be encouraged through a memoir, Shig: the genuine tale of an American Kamikaze," written through Shigeo Imamura, whose lifestyles heavily paralleled that of the hero of 1000 Stitches.

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