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204 pages, Paperback
First published July 16, 2019
I couldn't reconcile what I read in these books about the shining ideas of our democracy with what I knew to be my childhood imprisonment.
Memory is a wily keeper of the past... usually dependable, but at times, deceptive.
I know that I will always be haunted by the larger, vaguely remembered reality of the circumstances surrounding my childhood.
Most Japanese Americans from my parents' generation didn't like to talk about the internment with their children. As with many traumatic experiences, they were anguished by their memories and haunted by shame for something that wasn't their fault.
Shame is a cruel thing. It should rest on the perpetrators but they don't carry it the way the victims do.