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Title : Chikara
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ISBN : 9780523424880
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 640 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Chikara Reviews

  • Murielle Cyr
    2018-11-09 07:14

    Robert Skimin’s historical novel, Chikara, is an epic family drama of the two great countries, America and Japan. It spans from 1905 through the 1980’s and covers the early American racism against the Japanese settlers of California, the anti-American sentiment in t Japan, the forced resettlement of Japanese people in American war camps, the bombing of Pearl Harbour as well of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. These historical events shape the characters’ dreams and ambitions, their lives and their spirit. Sataro of the House of Hoshi, driven by his ancient samurai blood, has left his beloved Japan to seek his dream of power in America. His descendants will suffer the aftermath of his vision and as they too try to forge their own newer dream.This a story that pays tribute to the Japanese Americans who persevered in the face of racism and established their cultural communities with hard work, honour and patience. Highly recommended historical reading!

  • Denise
    2018-10-22 09:58

    It was a good read and a long book. I liked it. Basically follows a Japanese/American family, 1907-1983 (book was published in 1984). Interesting read about California growing up, and about pre-war and post-war life in Japan.

  • Chalice
    2018-11-08 12:46

    Interesting historical fiction