Shadow Child

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD38133
Released: May 08, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549199424
Narrator/s: Christine Lakin
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For fans of Tayari Jones and Ruth Ozeki, from National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rizzuto comes a haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity, and the long shadow our histories can cast. Twin sisters Hana and Kei grew up in a tiny Hawaiian town in the 1950s and 1960s, so close they shared the same nickname. Raised in dreamlike isolation by their loving but unstable mother, they were fatherless, mixed-race, and utterly inseparable, devoted to one another. But when their cherished threesome with Mama is broken and then further shattered by a violent, nearly fatal betrayal that neither young woman can forgive, it seems their bond may be severed forever—until, six years later, Kei arrives on Hana's lonely Manhattan doorstep with a secret that will change everything. Told in interwoven narratives that glide seamlessly between the gritty streets of New York, the lush and dangerous landscape of Hawaii, and the horrors of the Japanese internment camps and the bombing of Hiroshima, Shadow Child is set against an epic sweep of history. Volcanos, tsunamis, abandonment, racism, and war form the urgent, unforgettable backdrop of this intimate, evocative, and deeply moving story of motherhood, sisterhood, and second chances.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
Narrator(s): Christine Lakin
Product Number Z100133213
Released: May 08, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549199400
Author(s): Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
Product Number EB00711705
Released: May 08, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781538762660

Professional reviews

"Hana and Kei are mixed-race twins who were raised in Hawaii. Driven apart by tragedy, Hana settles in New York, as far as she can get from her sister and their memories. Narrator Christine Lakin draws listeners into this family drama involving a backdrop of historical horrors, including the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Her narration is full of feelings that reflect the precarious nature of immigrant identity in the 1940s. The contemporary themes in this story further engage listeners with the hardships of Lillie, the twins' mother. Lakin is a talented performer whose versatility allows her to portray grandmothers and children with equal vigor. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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