Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms · 鉄条網と桜

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms · 鉄条網と桜

by Anita Heiss
published 2024
Ligature finest
genre Historical Fiction · Literary Fiction · Romance

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A story about a love that transcends all boundaries, from one of Australia's best loved authors—in a new Japanese translation by Noriko Oka with Professor Donna Weeks.

In August 1944, over 1000 Japanese soldiers break out of their prison compound on the fringes of Cowra. Many are killed or recaptured, and some take their own lives. But one soldier, Hiroshi, manages to escape. At a nearby Aboriginal mission, Banjo Williams discovers Hiroshi, distraught and on the run, and he and his fellow townsfolk offer him refuge. Banjo's daughter Mary is intrigued by the softly-spoken stranger, and charged with his care. Love blossoms between them, and they each dream of a future together. But how long can Hiroshi be hidden safely and their bond kept a secret?