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Eyes Behind Belligerence - K.P. Kollenborn
Eyes Behind Belligerence
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Could you forgive the unspeakable? Culminating a bitter-sweet epic and traditional coming-of-age story, 'Eyes Behind Belligerence' sets precedence to fear and hatred, to families torn apart, and to the calloused response of internment camps. While two Japanese-American families endure the wake of... show more
Could you forgive the unspeakable? Culminating a bitter-sweet epic and traditional coming-of-age story, 'Eyes Behind Belligerence' sets precedence to fear and hatred, to families torn apart, and to the calloused response of internment camps. While two Japanese-American families endure the wake of Pearl Harbor’s wrath, each member must face the most painful question of their life: Where does their loyalty stand? Told in five parts, this novel unravels the challenges between two unlikely Nisei friends, Jim and Russell, into adulthood during the Second World War. As restrictions are imposed, (even in the safe, rural community of Bainbridge Island,) as harassments escalate, (including the F.B.I. invading their homes and deporting their fathers to Montana for espionage trials,) the fated day arrives: evacuation of all Japanese civilians. Rounded up like cattle, tagged, they are hauled to the fringes of Death Valley: Manzanar. Together they must survive racism, gang violence, and the harsh elements of the environment. Together they must prove their loyalty, especially after a tragic riot on the eve of Pearl Harbor's anniversary. While Russell enlists in a segregated army, becoming part of one the most decorated units in U.S. history, Jim is sent to a different camp for the "No-No" boys: those who are marked disloyal. Removed from their families, they are forced to reevaluate their identities and discover, most importantly, what it means to forgive.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781470168162 (1470168162)
ASIN: 1470168162
Publisher: Createsapce
Pages no: 460
Edition language: English
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3.0 Eyes Behind Belligerence
What I didn't like. There were multiple issues that almost stopped me from reading this book. Punctuation, grammar, formatting. If the story wasn't that good, I would have stopped reading at 20%Did you find that the cover and title represented what the story was really about? A little bit but the co...
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4.0 Eyes Behind Belligerence
Which secondary character resonated most with you and why? Jim and Russell were both primary and secondary characters at different stages.While Russell seemed to receive most readers' attention, I felt that Jim's resentment was a powerful element to the story.How do you define the central theme in t...
Life Altering Reads
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4.0 Eyes Behind Belligerence
What were the main relationships explored in this book? Culture. No matter what is said, a different culture within the majority doesn't always sit well and this book explores Japanese-American relations in ways I have never seen. The last time I saw it in this much detail was during the Okinawa rap...
Brainy Reads
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4.0 Eyes Behind Belligerence
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? This story was told in different parts. Each had it's own underlying issues, relationships and stages of life. Makes it very difficult for me to pick just one section that I liked but if I had to choose it would be the ending. Fo...
Living for Books
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4.0 Eyes Behind Belligerence
Favourite location / setting … In the introduction of the third chapter when Jim's daily activities are described and it ends with so little hope, the scene reaches out to you because you sense his desolation and you truly appreciate the freedom that we have nowadays.Favourite scene …. When suicide ...
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