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Snow Falling on Cedars: The Shooting Script
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Including a facsimile of the complete shooting script--Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hicks (Shine) shares his vision transforming the bestselling novel into a seamless and profound masterpiece of a movie. Set in the Pacific Northwest a few years after the end of WWII, Snow Falling on Cedars is a powerful, lyrical meditation on the heartache--and consequences--of l ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Newmarket Press
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Set on the fictional San Piedro Island in the northern Puget Sound region of the state of Washington coast in 1954, the plot revolves around a murder case in which Kabuo Miyamoto, a Japanese American, is accused of killing Carl Heine, a respected fisherman in the close-knit community. Much of the story is told in flashbacks explaining the interaction of the various characters over the prior decades.
I loved this book because it takes place in the Northwest - mostly in the San Juan islands. My Mom's from Seattle and we've visitied there a lot over the years. It gave me a new appreciation for the plight of the American Japanese during WWII and what it was like to be relocated in your own country.
It was alright. I started off slow and eventually, became more suspenseful. The stories were interesting, but it was hard to get into this book. It was predictable and not as captivating of a murder mystery as I thought. I enjoyed seeing Hatsue's views in the book.