Snow Falling on Cedars (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)

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Publish date: 2022-01-01

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A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Snow Falling on Cedars, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list.David Guterson has written a well-received collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind, and is a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine. In this novel he has acknowledged his debt to ten years of high school English teaching, and especially to his annual task of introducing students to Romeo and Juliet and To Kill a Mockingbird. Echoes of both are found in this book, the ta!e of a community undergoing a trial which questions the whole basis of their justice, and love story across a divided society. Yet Guterson's work is unmistakably his own, original, memorable, capturing time and place in a poetic and reflective style that is always deeply moving.On San Piedro, an island of rugged, spectacular beauty in the Puget Sound, a Japanese-American fisherman stands trial, charged with cold-blooded murder. It is 1954 and the shadow of World War II, with its brutality abroad and the internment of Japanese-Americans at home, hangs over the courtroom. Ishmael Chambers, who lost an arm in the war and now runs the island newspaper, is among the journalistscovering the trial that brings him close, once again, to Hatsue Miyamoto, the wife of the accused and Ishmael's never-forgotten first love. As a heavy snowfall impedes the course of the trial, the whole community Is faced with the ambiguities of justice, the racism that persists even between neighbours, and the necessity of individual moral action, despite the indifference of nature and circumstance.Peter Marinker is a highly experienced stage actor whose credits include The Iceman Cometh and Edward H among many others. On television he has starred in Oppenheimer, Strangers and Brothers, Casualty, and The Mackinnons, whilst his films include , Fear is the Key, and The Emerald Forest.Playing time 15 hours 8mins approx. About the Author David Guterson is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and essayist.He is best known as the author of the novel Snow Falling on Cedars (1994), which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award. To date it has sold nearly four million copies. It was adapted for a 1999 film of the same title, directed by Scott Hicks and starring Ethan Hawke. The film received an Academy Award nomination for cinematography. Guterson's subsequent novels are East of the Mountains (1999), Our Lady of the Forest (2003), and The Other (2008). He is also the author of a short story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind (1989) and of a book of essays on education called Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense (1992).Guterson was born in Seattle, Washington, and received an M.A. from the University of Washington. A Guggenheim Fellow, and a former contributing editor to Harper's magazine, he is a co-founder of Field's End, an organization for writers.