Item # 150024.
By Jay Rubin.
Opening in the stress-filled years before World War II, The Sun Gods brings together a white minister to a Seattle Christian church, his motherless young son, and a beautiful new arrival from Japan with a troubled past. The bombing of Pearl Harbor intrudes upon whatever happiness they might have had together, and the combination of race prejudice and war hysteria carries the action from Seattle to the Minidoka Camp in Idaho.
Nearly two decades later, the son is ready to graduate from college when memories of Minidoka and of his erstwhile Japanese mother begin to haunt him, and he embarks on a journey that will lead him from Seattle's International District to war-ravaged Japan in his attempt to discover the truth about his past. Paper: 320 pp.