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  • Author:
    James A. Michener
  • ISBN:
    0449204146
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    978-0449204146
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    Fawcett (September 12, 1983)
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Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America.

Home James A. Michener Sayonara. Sayonara is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental.

Sayonara (1954) is a novel published by American author James A. Michener. Set during the early 1950s, it tells the story of Major Gruver, a soldier stationed in Japan, who falls in love with Hana-Ogi, a Japanese woman. The novel follows their cross-cultural Japanese romance and illuminates the racism of the post-World War II time period. Sayonara was made into a film of the same name in 1957 directed by Joshua Logan and starring Marlon Brando.

James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a . Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can’t understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore.

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Looking for books by James A. Michener? . The bestselling book was adapted into the popular musical and film, South Pacific. Michener also wrote screenplays, including Sayonara and The Bridges of Toko-Ri. Michener? See all books authored by James A. Michener, including The Source, and Hawaii, and more on ThriftBooks. Michener's numerous bestselling novels also included The Source, Centennial, Texas, Hawaii, and Chesapeake. He also successfully wrote non-fiction, including travel stories and a memoir. Books By James A.

From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can’t understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore . . . nothing but her.   Praise for James A. Michener   “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”The Wall Street Journal   “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”The New York Times   “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”Chicago Tribune   “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”Los Angeles Times

Uriel
I read this because I saw the movie and wondered about the book.
The themes of racism and American attitude of imperialism were far more harsh in the book than the film. It also did not have the same ending as the film. It is more realistic in the book.
Colonel Lloyd Gruver starts with similar negative attitudes towards the Japanese as other significant characters in the book. It reflected the general attitude of the majority of Americans towards the Japanese at the time. Some of this was residual resentment for WWII and still viewing the Japanese as a defeated enemy. Some of this was American xenophobia.
The story surrounds the attempts of the US military to prevent intermarriage between Japanese women and servicemen. It centers around Colonel Gruver and Airman Joe Kelly and their prospective love interests and the effects of the racist-fueled policies on their lives.
Gruver initially shares many of his fellow officers attitudes as the story opens and become evident when he is asked to dissuade Kelly from marrying his Japanese sweetheart, Katsumi. Gruver finds the whole idea of the marriage repugnant but comes to respect Kelly's determination and obvious deep love for Katsumi.
Gruver's attitude undergoes more changes when he is reassigned from combat in Korea to a cushy desk job in Kobe by his prospective father-in-law, General Webster. Gruver begins to question his pending engagement and marriage to Webster's daughter, Eileen. Upon their reunion, Gruver begins observing the Webster's marriage and Mrs Webster's manipulation of her husband. When he begins to notice these same tendencies in Eileen and leads to rift between the couple.
With time on his hands, Gruver begins to spend more time becoming more familiar and interested in Japanese culture. As a result, he becomes enamored of a Takarasuka dancer, Hana-ogi. They begin a passionate affair and as a result, Gruver comes to understand what Kelly has found that makes him determined to remain with Katsumi. Gruver also begins to experience the same pressure as Kelly and other servicemen experienced over his relationship with Hana-ogi.
As the story develops, Gruver begins to see the truth of how wrong the racism and superior attitudes of his fellow Americans are. It also finds Gruver re-evaluating his own values, attitudes, and options in life.
Though some aspects of the book are dated, it provides a view of society at that point in time. However, there are themes that are still relevant today regarding racism, rush to judgement, and appreciation of other cultures. Even with all the changes of the 1960s and the supposed cultural diversity of America, racism is still a major problem and xenophobia is still obvious and are even a major issues in the coming election this year.
It was a good read and I enjoy Michener's writing. This is my first Michener book. I plan on reading another of his books soon.
Puchock
I read James Michener's "Sayonara" on my kindle after seeing the 1957 movie version starring Marlon Brando when it ran on TCM. I had a number of criticisms of the movie that were sufficiently addressed by the book. For instance, the book adds way more detail to the development of the relationship between Major Gruver and Hana-ogi, which made it more believable. In the movie, it happens too quickly as is often the case when a top Hollywood male star is cast. In the book, we learn more about the Takarazuka theater company that Hana-ogi is a member of. (It was changed to something different in the movie, due to not getting the rights to use the Takarazuka name.) Also, the book's ending is quite different from the movie's ending and much more appropriate if you ask me. I understand the need to simplify things for the movie version and give it a Hollywood gloss and a happy ending, but it winds up giving us a somewhat distorted view of postwar Japan. Still, the movie version is useful as a glimpse into some of Japan's pop cultural traditions, such as the all-female theater revue, Bunraku puppet shows and Kabuki Theater, not to mention the sights and sounds of a back alley neighborhood in Japan, where the four main characters reside. In color and Cinemascope, the film offered the most wide-ranging visual portrait of Japan in a Hollywood film up to that time. But it helps to read the book afterward.
Der Bat
I am a huge Michener fan and had never read Sayonara. This is now on my top 5 list of the best books I have read. Sayonara is such a thought provoking, beautiful, and heart wrenching book. I have thought about this book and the lessons learned about love and life many, many time since I finished it. I am elated that I finally read Sayonara. I only wish I had read it 40 years ago as I may have lived my life differently and made smarter choices and decisions about love and life. I am 74 and it doesn't make any difference how old or young you are, please read this book.
godlike
Set in the backdrop of Southern Japan during the Korean war, this is a story of an American officer, American enlisted, and two female Japanese, one famous and beautiful, the other a non-descript woman. It tells of the hatred and prejudice of the American Military toward the Japanese, the heartache created by this hatred, and the struggle of the couples to overcome the obstacles set against them. This a heartwrenching story of love and sorrow that unfortunately has been actually experienced by servicemen in the western Pacific and Asian theaters. A must read for all.
Olma
This is such a bittersweet story! But the people are beautiful and Michener is a masterful story teller. It is not difficult to see that his (years) of preparation and research are woven into the narrative. Unlike some of his other novels, this one is short -- but the story of love is never without some challenges -- I loved reading this again -- Once again, thank you James Michener for the few hours I spent with this lovely story.
ZEr0
A bit dated, but very well written. I'd recommend it for anyone interested in the history of Japan.

Michener's novel covers the post-WW2 occupation of Japan, focusing on the racism Americans felt for the Japanese (and visa-versa). It's told through the eyes of an American who -- much to his surprise -- falls in love with a Japanese girl. The novel was made into a well-regarded film in 1957 -- [...]
Brakora
I liked the story. It provides detailed information on the lives of several people (both enlisted and officers) and their personal experiences and concerns while being stationed in Japan during the Korean War. It also covers Japanese social structure during the same time period, along with the relationship between American service personnel and Japanese nationals at that time. The author was in the Navy during WWII, and I think during the Korean War as well, so I think his novel is based on personal experiences he witnessed. Another excellent James Michener book.