No Quiet Water

No Quiet Water

by Shirley Miller Kamada
No Quiet Water

No Quiet Water

by Shirley Miller Kamada


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After the U.S. declares war on Japan in 1941, all persons of Japanese descent in the Western U.S. come under suspicion. Curfews are imposed, bank accounts frozen, and FBI agents search homes randomly.

Despite the fact that two generations of the Miyota family are American citizens, Fumio and his parents and sister Kimiko must pack meager belongings and are transported under military escort to the California desert to be held at Camp Manzanar, leaving their good friends and neighbors the Whitlocks to care for their farm and their dog, Flyer.

The family suffer unimaginable insults, witness prejudice and violent protests, are forced to live in squalor, and are provided only poor-quality, unfamiliar food which makes them ill. Later, they are transferred to Idaho's Camp Minidoka, where Fumio learns what it means to endure and where he discovers a strange new world of possibility and belonging.

Lyrical, visual, and rendered with strict attention to historical accuracy, No Quiet Water, shines a poignant light on current issues of racism and radical perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685130978
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 01/05/2023
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 854,634
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shirley Miller Kamada is a former educator, education director, and bookstore owner. She lives in Moses Lake, Washington, with her husband Jimmy and their two adopted dog children Priscilla and Phoenix. No Quiet Water is her first novel.
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