Book Description: The bestselling author of Mrs. Mike has crafted a richly textured portrait of a family caught between tradition and change--a powerful epic afire with the most tumultuous events of the 20th century. Set in Japan and the U.S., spanning 1945 to the present, this is the story of three generations of a Japanese family--from a Kamikaze pilot to a modern-day business warrior. "Vivid, first-class storytelling."--Library Journal. HC: Dutton.