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Beside a burning sea - JOHN SHORS

Beside a burning sea

JOHN SHORS

 
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Shors' sophomore effort (following Beneath a Marble Sky), set on an island in the South Pacific during three weeks in 1942, features achingly lyrical prose, even in depicting the horrors of war. After a U.S. hospital ship is torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese, a handful of survivors struggle for survival on a remote island. They include the captain and an officer; a Japanese prisoner, Akira, and two ship's nurses he saved (one of them the captain's wife); and the ship's engineer, who saves a Fijian stowaway, Ratu. Akira, a college professor pressed into service, is haunted by what he saw, did, and didn't do at Nanking. Jake, the engineer, is a black farmer who sees in Ratu the son he never had. Ratu adds a colorful combination of winsome bravado, humor and childish fear; each main character is similarly well-rounded, excepting the single-minded traitor among them, unsuspected by his fellow castaways. Shors pays satisfying attention to class and race dynamics, as well as the tension between wartime enemies. The survivors' dignity, quiet strength and fellowship make this a magical read.

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Auteur :  JOHN SHORS
Titre : Beside a burning sea
Date de parution : décembre 2008
Éditeur : NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Sujet : LITTERATURE AMERICAINE
ISBN : 9780451224927 (0451224922)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 125541195
No de produit : 972599

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