The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War

The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War
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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2008, ISBN13 9781556437014, ISBN10 1556437013

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Louise Steinmans American childhood in the fifties was bound by one unequivocal condition: Never mention the war to your father. That silence sustained itself until the fateful day Steinman opened an old ammunition box left behind after her parents death. In it she discovered nearly 500 letters her father had written to her mother during his service in the Pacific War and a Japanese flag mysteriously inscribed to Yoshio Shimizu.

Setting out to determine the identity of Yoshio Shimizu and the origins of the silken flag, Steinman discovered the unexpected: a hidden side of her father, the green soldier who achingly left his pregnant wife to fight for his life in a brutal 165-day campaign that changed him forever. Her journey to return the souvenir to its owner not only takes Steinman on a passage to Japan and the Philippines, but also returns her to the age of her fathers innocence, where she learned of the tender and expressive man shed never known. Steinman writes with the same poignant immediacy her father did in his letters. Together their stories in The Souvenir create an evocative testament to the ways in which war changes one generation and shapes another.

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Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publish Date: Mar 18, 2008
ISBN-13: 9781556437014
ISBN-10: 1556437013
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 6.1 x 0.7
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