Above the east china sea : A novel. / Sarah Bird.
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- ISBN: 9780385350129 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience of profound loss, the enduring strength of an ancient culture, and the redeeming power of family love. Luz James, a contemporary U.S. Air Force brat, lives with her strictly-by-the-rules sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base in Okianawa. Luz's older sister, her best friend and emotional center, has just been killed in the Afghan war. Unmoored by her sister's death and a lifetime of constant moving from base to base, Luz turns for the comfort her service-hardened mother cannot offer to the "Smokinawans," the "waste cases," who gather to get high every night in a deserted cove. When even pills, one-hitters, Cuervo Gold, and a growing crush on Jake Furusato aren't enough to soften the unbearable...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2748 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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