When Aya returns to war-torn Tokyo from a Canadian internment camp, she’s considered an outcast by everyone except Fumi. Fumi coerces Aya to write an English letter to General MacArthur, asking about Fumi’s missing older sister who became a Ginza hostess to help her family survive. Corporal Matsumoto, a letter translator for the Occupation, also becomes involved in Fumi’s quest. This novel is about the ravages of war on both sides, family, and friendship. I felt Matsumoto’s story was a little forced and inevitably left unfinished.
Gwenamon says: A good, easy read