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The Typist (Hardcover)

Author:  Michael Knight
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0802119506
ISBN-13: 9780802119506
Sku: 213647785
Publish Date: 8/3/2010
Pages:  190
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"The Typist" chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific theater of the Second World War, specifically occupied Japan, where Western bureaucrats had taken charge of their former enemies.
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Assigned to post-World War II Japan in the first year of the occupation, military typist Van finds his distinctly Western values tested by the Communist culture, his duties as a babysitter for General MacArthur's son and startling news from his young war bride. By the award-winning author of Divining Rod.
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Michael Knight (DIVINING ROD) mines unfamiliar literary terrain to create intriguing, unexpected drama in TYPIST. Set in Tokyo after the end of World War II, soldier Francis Van Vancleave finds himself working as a typist for General Douglas MacArthur who takes "Van" into his family. Meanwhile, Van's roommate is making money in the lucrative black market and spending the money on girls--girls that Van tries to avoid, even when he hears that his girlfriend stateside has become pregnant with another man's child, even as he finds himself falling in love with a Japanese woman. Eschewing easy or expected plotlines, Knight allows his romantic story to unfold naturally, skillfully teasing out the emotional complexities of coming-of-age in the ruins of a shattered empire.

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"[A] divergent stream of a story....[T]his slender work is the Army novel as ambulatory exercise, a gentle taking stock that leads to a proper coming-of-age despite the death of a casual friend." - Colin Fleming 09/12/2010

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0190
Product attributePublisher:   Atlantic Monthly Press
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