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Under the Sun

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ISBN13:

9781908129499

ISBN10:
1908129492
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/15/2013
Publisher(s):
Dufour Editions
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Summary

Under the Sun is set in the closing stages of World War Two in the South Pacific. Flight Lieutenant Edward Strickland is a young RAF Spitfire pilot flying sorties over the Carolines and their outlying atolls. On a dawn patrol he is shot down attacking a submarine and ends up on a remote island occupied by a small Japanese garrison. The garrisons commander Captain Tadashi Hayama brutally interrogates his captive and a battle of wills develops between the two men. But events take an unexpected turn and the island becomes, for a while, a kind of Eden. Yet beyond its shores danger lurks and Japans capitulation after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leads to a climactic end which shatters the idyll forever.


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