Books by Deborah Iida

MIDDLE SON by Deborah Iida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1996

"Iida piles a lot onto a frail narrative structure, but her skill at balancing rhythmic pidgin with well-wrought description creates a small gem about a fascinating and strongly traditional way of life, now vanishing."
A mildly suspenseful, elegiac first novel of a Japanese family tragedy in a Hawaiian sugarcane plantation town: how an elder brother's accidental death haunts the middle son's life for the next 20 years. Read full book review >