Hiroshima Joe: A Novel

Hiroshima Joe: A Novel

by Martin Booth

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Overview

One of the most powerful novels about the experience of war, first published in 1985

Captured by Hirohito's soldiers at the fall of Hong Kong and transferred to a Japanese slave camp outside Hiroshima, Captain Joe Sandingham was present when the bomb was dropped. Now a shell of a man, he lives in a cheap Hong Kong hotel, scrounging for food and the occasional bar girl. The locals call him "Hiroshima Joe" with a mixture of pity and contempt. But Joe—haunted by the sounds and voices of his past, debilitated by illness, and shattered by his wartime ordeal—is a man whose compassion and will to survive define a clear-eyed and unexpected heroism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312268053
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 01/04/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 628,562
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Martin Booth is a critically acclaimed novelist and film writer. His novel, The Industry of Souls, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His new novel, Islands of Silence, is forthcoming from St. Martin's Press.

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