Great read. Really enjoyed the journey and the characters where very well-drawn. A look into the lifestyle of fugitives and radical activists lives.
Pulitzer Prize finalist. The writing alone is a joy but if you're over 40 the story behind the story will be both familiar and condtain many surprises.
I thought this was a pretty amazing book. Incredibly well-written, a story within a story. I found myself thinking that the dad-in-the-Japanese-internment-camp thing was a separate story, but it really wasn't. This book will make you look at anti-war protesters differently, or I should say it did for me. I found myself thinking that the war was beside the point, at least for the people in this story. Not what I would have expected. Very interesting perspective, well-written.
On the lam for act of violence against the American Government, twenty-five year old Jenny Shimada agrees to care for three younger fugitives whom a shadowy figure from her former radical life has spirited out of Calf. One of them, the kidnapped granddaughter of a wealthy newspaper magnate in San Francisco. This is a thoughtporvoking meditation on themes of race, identity, and class.
Deep but worth the read.