The Translation of Love
By Lynne Kutsukake; Anchor Books, 2016
From back cover of paperback edition: "Against the backdrop of Occupied Tokyo, a young girl searches for her missing older sister, who has disappeared into the world of bars and dance halls. Intertwined with her story are those of others trying to make sense of their lives in a postwar world: a thirteen-year-old Japanese Canadian "repat," a school teacher who translates love letters from American GIs, and a Japanese American soldier serving with the Occupation forces. An emotionally gripping portrait of a battered nation, The Translation of Love mines this turbulent period to show how war irrevocably shapes the lives of people on both sides -- and how resilience, friendship, and love translate across cultures and borders no matter the circumstances."
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