Hiroshima Joe A Novel

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Hiroshima Joe A Novel by Booth, Martin, 9780312268053
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  • ISBN: 9780312268053 | 031226805X
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2003

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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 Joehaunted by the sounds and voices of his past, debilitated by illness, and shattered by his wartime ordealis a man whose compassion and will to survive define a clear-eyed and unexpected heroism.

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