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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (Paperback)

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Before and after the devastating destruction of WWII, Tokyo as
seen through the eyes of beautiful Yoshi Kaboyashi is the heart and soul of
this epic historical fiction novel. You will be swept away by the rich culture,
fully realized characters, and the heartbreaking war-torn results of man’s
inhumanity to one another.

— Mary T.


In this evocative and thrilling epic novel, fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi, child of Japan's New Empire, daughter of an ardent expansionist and a mother with a haunting past, is on her way home on a March night when American bombers shower her city with napalm--an attack that leaves one hundred thousand dead within hours and half the city in ashen ruins. In the days that follow, Yoshi's old life will blur beyond recognition, leading her to a new world marked by destruction and shaped by those considered the enemy: Cam, a downed bomber pilot taken prisoner by the Imperial Japanese Army; Anton, a gifted architect who helped modernize Tokyo's prewar skyline but is now charged with destroying it; and Billy, an Occupation soldier who arrives in the blackened city with a dark secret of his own. Directly or indirectly, each will shape Yoshi's journey as she seeks safety, love, and redemption.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393347883
ISBN-10: 0393347885
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 13th, 2014
Pages: 382
Language: English