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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment

(2013)
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A lush, exquisitely rendered meditation on war, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment tells the story of several families, American and Japanese, their loves and infidelities, their dreams and losses, and how they are all connected by one of the most devastating acts of war in human history.

In this evocative and thrilling epic novel, fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi, child of Japan's New Empire, daughter of an ardent expansionist and a mother with a haunting past, is on her way home on a March night when American bombers shower her city with napalm - an attack that leaves one hundred thousand dead within hours and half the city in ashen ruins. In the days that follow, Yoshi's old life will blur beyond recognition, leading her to a new world marked by destruction and shaped by those considered the enemy: Cam, a downed bomber pilot taken prisoner by the Imperial Japanese Army; Anton, a gifted architect who helped modernize Tokyo's prewar skyline but is now charged with destroying it; and Billy, an Occupation soldier who arrives in the blackened city with a dark secret of his own. Directly or indirectly, each will shape Yoshi's journey as she seeks safety, love, and redemption.

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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)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-34788-5 / 978-0-393-34788-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-5113-3109-7 / 978-1-5113-3109-8
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-4805-6351-X / 978-1-4805-6351-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-4805-6413-3 / 978-1-4805-6413-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
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Title: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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