Seppuku By Proxy

Hill Darryl

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Zeus Publications
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Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 245 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. Two Ordinary Men's Lives And The Life Changing Circumstances Of Their Meeting On The Battlefield.

Publishers Description: The growing-up years of Kenji in a tradition of Japanese potters are in many respects those of children the world over, but the events that changed his prearranged path in life affected him more profoundly than his Australian counterparts. The strict social framework that governed Kenjis life is in stark contrast to the time he worked in Sydney before all Japanese nationals were expelled with the outbreak of the Pacific War. After he is recalled to military service, the resultant fanatically-inculcated Bushido warrior is sent to war. Enter the Sergeant, his captor: here is a man who continues to haunt Kenji into his old age, the dreams and fears satiated only with their reconciliation. This is not only a story of two ordinary mens lives and the life-changing circumstances of their meeting on the battlefield far from home, but also of clashes in values between the old men and their younger fellows in each mans separate society. It speaks to the readers of today about the age-old emotions that cut across culture and upbringing, time in history, location and social status: the feelings of love, hatred, fear, mistrust, repentance and, finally, forgiveness.

ISBN: 9781921574306


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