Guam, 1944. Rather than participating in a battle already lost, rather than committing hara-kiri, rather than giving himself up to the Amerikans, Lance Corporal Isamu Seto disappears into the jungle.
Guam, 1972. Fifteen-year-old Kiko is missing his older brother, who’s in Vietnam. He’s mooning over a girl in his class. His grandfather is angrily spiraling into dementia, and Kiko is both saddened by his Tatan’s rapid decline and resentful that his parents suddenly expect him to be available to babysit all of the time.
Soon, the two of them—a confused boy on his way to becoming ...
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