David is one of the original owners of Fireside Books. He is now retired and travelling around the USA on his bicycle.
Two stories intertwine in this spine-tingling novel by Sarah Bird. At the close of World War II a young Okinawan woman leaps to her death rather than face capture by the American forces closing in. In contemporary times, a U.S. army brat deals with the bitterness and anger after her sister's suicide. This is a deeply satisfying novel.
This is at once a thrilling page-turner and a thought-provoking allegory for our times.