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March 9th, 1945: American bombers shower Tokyo with incendiaries, leaving 100,000 dead and a city in ashes. THE GODS OF HEAVENLY PUNISHMENT explores this oft-overlooked moment through characters on both sides of the war: an architect; his lover; a bomber pilot; his wife; an occupation officer harboring a dark secret; and Yoshi Kobayashi, a girl who survives the attack but must also survive its consequences. Japanese or American, their lives will intersect through this profoundly devastating moment in wartime history.

Jennifer Cody Epstein
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment / Jennifer Cody Epstein / W. W. Norton & Company / Hardcover; 384 Pages
Price: $26.95 / ISBN: 978-0393071573 / Published: March, 2013
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