Nisei: A Novel

Nisei: A Novel

by J.J. White
Nisei: A Novel

Nisei: A Novel

by J.J. White


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In this gripping novel, a man in despair stumbles upon the secrets of his Japanese father’s World War II experiences, and the past that shaped his family.
Robert Takahashi sits in the empty attic of his mother’s old home in Hawaii, a home he has to sell to cover financial losses from her nursing home care—and his own massive gambling debts. Once his affairs are in order, he can proceed to the next step: suicide. His wife is done with him anyway. His daughters—well, he’s nothing but an embarrassment to them.
Robert barely remembers his father and knows little about his parents’ past. But a manuscript he’s just found—left under an eave and contained in a dusty box along with ten medals from the US military—will enlighten him about many things. As he reads his father’s words, he discovers a story of a Japanese boy born in Hawaii, a life uprooted by internment, and a young Nisei’s harrowing quest to prove his patriotism by serving with the renowned 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He also learns about a long-ago forbidden love—and how prejudice can derail a life—in this sweeping tale of family, war, and two generations of men battling powerful forces both externally and within themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504077941
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

J.J. White has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, theHomestead Review, the Seven Hills ReviewBacopa Review, and the Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, “The Adventure of the Nine Hole League,” was published in the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and his story, “Lucky Bastard Club,” was published in the Saturday Evening Post’s 2016 Great American Fiction Contest anthology. His debut novel, Prodigious Savant, was published in 2014, followed by Deviant Acts (2015), and Nisei (2016). He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short story “Tour Bus.” He lives in Merritt Island, Florida, with his wife and editor, Pamela.
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