By Naomi Hirahara
Within the foothills of Pasadena, Mas Arai is simply one other Japanese-American gardener, his lawnmower blades fresh and sharp, his truck conscientiously tuned. yet whereas Mas retains lawns smartly trimmed, his personal existence has long past to seed. His spouse is useless. And his livelihood is falling into the fingers of the lads he as soon as employed by means of the day. For Mas, a lifetime of sin is catching as much as him. And now bachi—the spirit of retribution—is knocking on his door.
It starts while a stranger comes round, asking questions on a nurseryman who as soon as lived in Hiroshima, a guy often called Joji Haneda. by means of the top of the summer season, Joji may be lifeless and Mas’s personal lifestyles can be at risk. For whereas Mas used to be construction a existence at the fringe of the yankee dream, he has stored robust secrets and techniques: approximately 3 neighbors some time past, approximately lives entwined, and approximately what fairly occurred whilst the bomb fell on Hiroshima in August 1945.
A spellbinding secret performed out from war-torn Japan to the wealthy tidewaters of L.A.’s multicultural panorama, this attractive debut novel weaves a strong story of relations, loyalty, and the cost of either survival and forgiveness.
From the alternate Paperback edition.