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December 6 (2002) [Novel]
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Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, December 6 explores the coming world war through the other end of history's prism -- a prism held here by an unforgettable rogue and lover, Harry Niles.

In many ways, Niles should be as American as apple pie: raised by missionary parents, taught to respect his elders and be an honorable and upright Christian citizen dreaming of the good life on the sun-blessed shores of California. But Niles is also Japanese: reared in the aesthetics of Shinto and educated in the dance halls and backroom poker gatherings of Tokyo's shady underworld to steal, trick and run for his life. As a gaijin, a foreigner -- especially one with a gift for the artful scam -- he draws suspicion and disfavor from Japanese police. This potent mixture of stiff tradition and intrigue -- not to mention his brazen love affair with a Japanese mistress who would rather kill Harry than lose him -- fills Harry's final days in Tokyo with suspense and fear. Who is he really working for? Is he a spy? For America? For the emperor?

Now, on the eve of Pearl Harbor, Harry himself must decide where his true allegiances lie.

Original title: December 6
Alternative titles: December 6 / Tokyo Station
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral

Edition #1: December 6

December 6 (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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December 6 (November 25, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780671775926
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6,7 x 1.2 in
Pages: 400

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Tokyo Station (August 1, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 9780330488815
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7 x 0.9 in
Pages: 464

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December 6 (September 30, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780684872537
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.6 x 1.1
Pages: 352

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Tokyo Station (October 4, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781405001168
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.3 x 1.3 in
Pages: 336

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