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LocationMarshall District
TitleThe color of air : a novel / Gail Tsukiyama.
AuthorTsukiyama, Gail, author.
CollectionAdult New Arrivals


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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780062976208
International Standard Book Number 9780062976215
International Standard Book Number 9780062976192
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54
Personal Name Tsukiyama, Gail, author.
Title Statement The color of air : a novel / Gail Tsukiyama.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : HarperCollins, 2020
Physical Description 303 pages
Summary, Etc. "From the New York Times bestselling author of Women of the Silk and The Samurai's Garden comes a gorgeous and evocative historical novel about a Japanese-American family set against the backdrop of Hawai'i's sugar plantations. Daniel Abe, a young doctor in Chicago, is finally coming back to Hawai'i. He has his own reason for returning to his childhood home, but it is not to revisit the past, unlike his Uncle Koji. Koji lives with the memories of Daniel's mother, Mariko, the love of his life, and the scars of a life hard-lived. He can't wait to see Daniel, who he's always thought of as a son, but he knows the time has come to tell him the truth about his mother, and his father. But Daniel's arrival coincides with the awakening of the Mauna Loa volcano, and its dangerous path toward their village stirs both new and long ago passions in their community. Alternating between past and present-from the day of the volcano eruption in 1935 to decades prior-The Color of Air interweaves the stories of Daniel, Koji, and Mariko to create a rich, vibrant, bittersweet chorus that celebrates their lifelong bond to one other and to their immigrant community. As Mauna Loa threatens their lives and livelihoods, it also unearths long held secrets simmering below the surface that meld past and present, revealing a path forward for them all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Japanese Americans Hawaii Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Physicians Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Homecoming Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Uncles Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family secrets Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Mauna Loa (Hawaii Island, Hawaii) Fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.