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Fire Flowers

Fire Flowers

(2015)
(Fireflies)
A novel by

 
August, 1945. Japan has been defeated in the Second World War. The country lies in ruins. Satsuko Takara and her teenage brother, Hiroshi, have lost their parents, and each other, during the firestorm that devastated Tokyo five months before. Hal Lynch, a haunted U.S. reconnaissance photographer, is now a photojournalist in Japan, where he stumbles upon a shocking story and is determined to bring it to light. And Osamu Maruki, a dissolute writer and once Satsuko's beloved, has returned from the South Pacific a broken and changed man.
As these characters' stories spin out and converge, the war-torn streets of Tokyo come alive in this dazzlingly observed novel. Cinematic, brutal, yet beautiful, Fireflies powerfully portrays the shock, the struggles, and the difficult choices that arise from the destruction of war.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: Fireflies
Author(s): Ben Byrne
ISBN: 1-77089-391-1 / 978-1-77089-391-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Fire Flowers
Author(s): Ben Byrne
ISBN: 1-60945-248-8 / 978-1-60945-248-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Fire Flowers
Author(s): Ben Byrne
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Fire Flowers
Author(s): Ben Byrne
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Fireflies
Author(s): Ben Byrne
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


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