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Beside a burning sea John Shors

By: Shors, John, 1969.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2008Description: 424 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780451224927; 0451224922.Subject(s): United States. Navy -- Hospital ships -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Fiction | Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Fiction | Soldiers -- Japan -- Fiction | Nurses -- Fiction | Solomon Islands -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: One moment, the World War II hospital ship Benevolence was cruising through the Pacific. In the next, she was engulfed in chaos, split in two by a torpedo. A small group of survivors makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island, including a wounded Japanese soldier who saved a young nurse from death. Akira has spent five years engulfed in blood and horror. Now, surrounded by those he is supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company. Sharing the mystery and beauty of his favorite poems with the beautiful American woman he has rescued, he watches as the others confront their own passions and demons. Meanwhile, a secret held by one of the castaways may determine whether any of them will ever see their homelands again.
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One moment, the World War II hospital ship Benevolence was cruising through the Pacific. In the next, she was engulfed in chaos, split in two by a torpedo. A small group of survivors makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island, including a wounded Japanese soldier who saved a young nurse from death. Akira has spent five years engulfed in blood and horror. Now, surrounded by those he is supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company. Sharing the mystery and beauty of his favorite poems with the beautiful American woman he has rescued, he watches as the others confront their own passions and demons. Meanwhile, a secret held by one of the castaways may determine whether any of them will ever see their homelands again.

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