Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, The Caprices is a history told through individual lives. Two American soldiers lost in New Guinea, divided by prejudice, discover what holds them together. A young Indian officer of mixed blood fights for the British in Malaysia. Amelia Earhart experiences her last days as the Japanese prepare for war. Influenced by family stories of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Sabina Murray brings to light a complex cast of civilians, soldiers, survivors, and conquerors. In stories that follow the reach of the United States into the heart of Asia and the pieces of war brought back through memory, The Caprices makes us reflect on how our world has been shaped by this crucial period of history.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.54(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.57(d)|
About the Author
Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Phillippines. A former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas and Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University, she is the author of the novel Slow Burn. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Ontario Review, New England Review, and other magazines. She has also written a screenplay titled Beautiful Country, commissioned by Terence Malick and starring Nick Nolte. Murray is the Roger Murray Writer in Residence at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.