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The Street of a Thousand Blossoms (Large Print / Hardcover, Large Print)

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The story of a boy whose dream of becoming a sumo wrestler is interrupted by WWII. Besides being a delicate and personal story about engaging characters, it is rich with the fascinating details of Japanese traditional culture around Sumo wrestling, Noh theater and day to day life-and to see WWII from the various points of view of the Japanese. Frankly, I would never have wagered that I'd find myself so utterly compelled by a story with sumo wrestling as the central thread. — Heather Bellanca

Written with eloquence and authenticity, Gail Tsukiyama's sixth novel chronicles the life of two orphaned brothers raised by their grandparents just before, during and after WWII in Tokyo. Hiroshi climbs the ranks of sumo wrestling, while dutiful younger brother Kenji graduates from university, but finally pursues his lifelong dream of becoming a maker of Noh theater masks. Over the span of thirty years, Tsukiyama captures the intricate nuances of life in Tokyo during the war and engagingly details the relationships and lives of this Japanese family. — Northshire Staff


The bestselling author of "Women of the Silk" and "The Samurais Garden" has written a powerfully moving story of tradition and change, of loss and renewal, and above all, of the enduring strength of family ties.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410404763
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 665
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