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Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire by David Mura [in Bloomsbury Review]

Famous Suicides of the Japanese EmpireAlready an established nonfiction writer and poet, David Mura presents his debut novel, about a not-so-young Japanese American self-proclaimed itinerant historian who must delve into his own family’s past – populated by both a No-No Boy-father and an uncle who was a 442nd survivor with a Purple Heart and a  – to understand how his parents’ youthful experiences shaped not only their lives, but lives of subsequent generations to come.

Review: “TBR’s Editors’ Favorites of 2008,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008

Tidbit: Mura was a guest at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program‘s annual Day of Remembrance on February 19, 2009. He definitely wowed the crowds by performing two of his prose poems.

Readers: Adult

Published: 2008


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