Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Sound of Life and Everything

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What would you do to get your son back? Aunt Mildred has saved her son's dogtags stained with blood and when she sees an advertisement about scientists who can bring someone back with just a sample of their DNA (a new discovery in the 1950s) she jumps at the chance.  But, the result is not what was expected. Instead of her son Robby, the person is Japanese.  Where did he come from?  What is his history?  What do they do with him - Takuma.  Aunt Mildred won't have anything to do with him so Ellie Mae and her mother, Mildred's sister take him in.

Very intriguing story and an interesting look at 1950s prejudices and beliefs as well. I enjoyed this quite a bit with its unique angle.

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