The story of a band of Japanese immigrants who arrive in Brazil in 1925 to carve a utopia out of the jungle. The dream of creating a new world, the cost of idealism, the symbiotic tie between a people and the land they settle, and the changes demanded by a new generation all collide in this multigenerational saga.
“A splendid multi-generational novel . . . rich in history and character.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Warm, compassionate, engaging, and thought-provoking.”—Washington Post
“Yamashita’s heightened sense of passion and absurdity, and respect for inevitability and personality, infuse this engrossing multigenerational immigrant saga with energy, affection, and humor.”—Booklist