Grass For My Pillow

Grass For My Pillow

Saiichi Maruya, Dennis Keene


First released in jap in 1966, the debut novel of the seriously acclaimed writer of Singular Rebellion is an strange portrait of a deeply taboo topic in twentieth-century eastern society: resistance to the draft in global conflict II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges army carrier through easily disappearing from society, taking to the rustic as an itinerant peddler by way of the identify of Sugiura until eventually the top of the conflict in 1945. In 1965, Hamada works as a clerk at a conservative college, his conflict resistance a gloomy mystery of the previous that present-day occasions strength into the sunshine, confronting him with unforeseen effects of his refusal to comply two decades earlier.

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