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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
"Triumphant. . . . Big, visceral, achingly humane." - Jennifer Egan

One summer night in prewar Japan, eleven-year-old Billy Reynolds takes snapshots at his parents' dinner party. That same evening his father Anton - a prominent American architect - begins a torrid affair with the wife of his master carpenter. A world away in New York, Cameron Richards rides a Ferris wheel with his sweetheart and dreams about flying a plane. These three men will all draw together to shape the fate of a young girl caught in the midst of one of World War II's most horrific events - the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo.

Exquisitely rendered, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment tells the stories of families on both sides of the Pacific: their loves and infidelities, their dreams and losses - and their shared connection to one of the most devastating acts of war in human history.

"A page-turner thanks to its high-stakes adventure, torrid love affairs and characters so real they seem to follow you around. . . . Gripping." - O, The Oprah Magazine

"Sweeping. . . . [A] harrowing novel of destruction and creation." - Library Journal, starred review

"Expansive. . . . Bursting with characters and locales. . . . Painful, authentic . . . and exquisite." - Publishers Weekly

Genre: Historical

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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-07157-X / 978-0-393-07157-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
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