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David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)
This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled t ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 22nd 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published May 4th 2002)
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Ten years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a Japanese-American man is accused of murder and his life hangs in the balance in a courtroom on San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, where similar to the rest of the country, human frailty and prejudice have passed from generation to generation. The jury is instructed by the defendant’s attorney, “In order to find Kabuo Miyamoto guilty, you must be convinced of every element of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.” Yet the prosecuting attorney h ...more