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By Constance O'Keefe

in response to the genuine tale of an American-born Kamikaze Pilot. The significant tale of this novel is advised as a memoir written by means of the most personality, Isamu (Sam) Imagawa, who used to be born in the United States yet who served as a pilot for the Imperial jap army in the course of global struggle II. the tale recounts the time Sam spent in Japan, from 1932 to 1963, spanning his early college days, his boyhood weigh down and younger love for Michiko Miyazawa, his army occupation, his unsatisfied marriage, and his ultimate break out to the U.S.A. along with his moment spouse. The secondary plot, is informed from the point of view of Michiko, who recounts her lifestyles in Japan in the course of wartime and reconstruction. the 2 alternating plots are held jointly symbolically via a senninbari, a belt with 1000 stitches, which Michiko made for Sam whereas Sam was once a pilot for the japanese Kamikaze Corps. one thousand Stitches makes a robust anti-war assertion, summed up by means of Michiko’s buddy Keiko: “How silly, silly, silly every thing approximately this battle is!” This novel was once encouraged by means of a memoir, Shig: the real tale of an American Kamikaze," written by means of Shigeo Imamura, whose existence heavily paralleled that of the hero of 1000 Stitches.

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