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Rising Sunsets is an enlightening journey through the mind of David Fletcher, a bright and ambitious young man who is determined to conquer the world and prove his unsupportive father wrong. When reality strikes and nothing works out as expected, an unusual opportunity to go to Japan to teach English to schoolchildren presents itself. There, he discovers his true self and ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 19th 2011 by Dog Ear Publishing
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Katherine
Jun 29, 2011 Katherine rated it really liked it
An interesting debut novel with a very likeable protagonist. I enjoyed the introduction to Japanese culture and its impression on a young college graduate. The haunting echoes of an abusive father's shadow in the western world, coupled with the strongly paternalistic Japanese society, made a strong case for less patriarchal societies. The romance that plays such a key role in the story was less satisfying to me than the relationships with coworkers and family.
Ben Dopp
Sep 22, 2011 Ben Dopp rated it it was amazing
Rising Sunsets was a great read. It covers his journey to Japan to teach English but ends up being much more. Rising Sunsets is a very well written book and is easy to read. I actually finished this book in less than a week For its 217 pages and my busy schedule that is quite an accomplishment.
While being very easy to read and very enjoyable there are some stumbling blocks. On Occasion there are sections where the the author speaks about his relationship with his father and it does not always
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Eileen
Mar 22, 2012 Eileen rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Cermeno does a great job taking us into the Japanese culture and allowing us to feel the protagonist's culture shock as he steps into a very different world from the Southern United States. I loved the imagery; the settings were well-described without sounding too flowery. And most of the characterizations were well done.

My biggest complaint was that the women in this story could have been better written. Though Japan is a heavily patriarchal society, the women in the
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I really enjoyed this book. The main character was very easy to get into. It's a relatively short book, but there's enough going on to keep you interested. I'd easily recommend this book to others.
Shana
Oct 25, 2011 Shana marked it as to-read
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I won this as a Goodreads Giveaway. I recently had surgery so I'm not able to read as fast or as much as I'd like. I will write a review soon.
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Nov 19, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!
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"Rising Sunsets is an enlightening journey through the mind of David Fletcher, a bright and ambitious young man who is determined to conquer the world andprove his unsupportive father wrong. When reality strikes and nothing worksout as expected, an unusual opportunity to go to Japan to teach English toschoolchildren presents itself. There, he discovers his true self and finds an inner strength and independence he never knew existed. Throughout the story, David uncovers Japanese culture and easil ...more
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Although I'm not a big fan of contemporary literature, I enjoyed reading this novel.
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Storytelling at its best...liked the way he molded his thoughts through "Rising Sunsets."
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Giveaway Winners 1 2 Sep 12, 2011 01:01PM  
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A third generation Florida native, D.H. Cermeño worked in Japan as an English teacher for a year after graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in Broadcast Production. Upon returning to the United States, he earned his M.B.A. from Crummer Graduate School at Rollins College and is a Database Marketing Manager in the hospitality industry. In his spare time, he writes, entertai ...more
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