|When the Emperor Was Divine (2002) [Novel]|
by Julie Otsuka
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(From the publisher):
Paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps using a single family to evoke the deracination—both physical and emotional—of a generation of Japanese Americans. The story is told in five chapters, each executed from a different point of view: the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train ride to the camp; the son in the desert encampment; the family’s return to their home; and the bitter release of the father after more than four years in captivity.
Original title: When the Emperor Was Divine
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II→ General