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Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson

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He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island - a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island.

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Snow Falling on Cedars Synopsis

In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.

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Snow Falling on Cedars Press Reviews

'This is classic whodunnit territory but Guterson's fiercely intelligent and moving novel is far more than a murder mystery ... Guterson has written a novel about the human condition that marvellously combines tenderness and excitement'    The Times 

'A skilfully constructed, deeply affecting story of love and death ... This is a hugely attractive book, written in clipped elegant prose'   Sunday Times   

'Compelling ... a flawlessly written first novel'   New York Times   

'Love and morality are beautifully choreographed into an exceptional debut novel'  Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781408891414
Publication date: 21/09/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408891414
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Author: David Guterson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About David Guterson

David Guterson is the author of the novels Snow Falling on Cedars, East of the Mountains, Our Lady of the Forest and The Other; a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead Of Us, The Country Behind, and of the non-fiction book Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense. Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/ Faulkner Award. David Guterson lives in Washington State.

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