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Before Hiroshima

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
 
As death approaches, an old Japanese man finds it necessary to clean his soul, to confront the mistakes of his youth, and to confess about a time when he might have been able to save the thousands who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.The title novella is complemented by Suspended: Five Stories.In the rest of the collection, through Barkan's beautifully direct style and canny ability to enter the mind, the reader gets to know a wide range of characters intimately. In Forty, a man from Boston travels to a wildlife refuge in Uganda, seeking to overcome a personal crisis. In Suspended, an amnesiac in Hawaii attempts to discover his real identity. Shanghaied features two lonely co-workers searching for love and excitement while on vacation. Banana Bat tells of a newlywed couple, honeymooning in Costa Rica, working to patch up an already faltering marriage. And in The Warrior, a young man falls in love with a woman whose fiance committed suicide following the Gulf War.

    

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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before Hiroshima: The Confession of Murayama Kazuo and Other Stories
Author(s): Josh Barkan
ISBN: 1-61218-116-3 / 978-1-61218-116-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before Hiroshima: The Confession of Murayama Kazuo and Other Stories
Author(s): Josh Barkan
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA