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我們這些人啊,徘徊在白日與黑夜之間,即使走在燦爛的陽光下,也宛若暗夜。 

◎山崎豐子《兩個祖國》紀實版。 
一個二戰期間擺盪於美國與日本的「二世」家庭故事。夾在兩個祖國之間,哪裡才是他們的國家?是生長之處,還是父母的故鄉? 

●珍珠港受襲的那一天,鄰居成為敵人 
某個午後,在白人雇主家除草的哈利‧福原,接到解雇通知,因為日本偷襲了珍珠港。那一刻,他的出生之地美國與他的祖國日本,變成了敵國。 

●無論定居多久,我們是永遠的外國人 
福原一家在二十世紀初移民美國,哈利是第二代,也就是一般所稱的「二世」。在遭遇三〇年代的經濟大蕭條後,原本活躍於美國社會的父親驟然去世,一家人生活陷入困境。為了生存與教育他們只得遷回日本。但這家人擁有的「身分」,使得他們不論在日本或美國都遭受質疑。不久,他們面臨第二次世界大戰到來。 

●原子彈落下的那一刻,他開始後悔當初的選擇 
哈利一直無法適應日本的生活,於是在二戰前返回美國。即便一度因日本血統而受困於美國拘留營,但深信自己是美國公民的他,和大多數日本二世一樣,最終選擇加入美軍,以證明他們的忠誠。從此,他與留在日本為國打仗的三個兄弟,成為敵對立場。原本對自己的抉擇深信不疑,但在聽到原子彈落下,轟炸他世居廣島的家人後,哈利不禁懷疑,這一切,根本是他的錯。 

●被兩個國家撕裂的家庭,個人生命只能如奧德賽般漂泊 
「母親大人,我是哈利。我回來了。」戰後跟隨美軍踏上日本國土,終於與家人相聚的哈利,卻迎來兄長因為原爆症而身亡。 
這是一個真實的日裔美國人家庭的故事,也是那個時代許多人的縮影,對他們而言,到底什麼是祖國?該選擇信念或理想、國家或家庭、對抗或情誼?從中我們看見人如何被時代左右,他們順應、反抗,抑或活出自我。 

作者花費十七年採訪調查,台灣版搶先收錄作者最新訪談內容。 

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America.

After their father’s death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara—all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest—moved to Hiroshima, their mother’s ancestral home. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Harry was sent to an internment camp until a call came for Japanese translators and he dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army.

As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy—and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family.

Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting as well as the deteriorating home front of Hiroshima—as never told before in English—and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Intimate and evocative, it is an indelible portrait of a resilient family, a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, an homage to the tremendous Japanese American contribution to the American war effort, and an invaluable addition to the historical record of this extraordinary time.







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誠品26碼 /2681509762002
ISBN 13 /9780062351944
ISBN 10 /006235194X
EAN /9780062351944

頁數480
尺寸20.3X13.5
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語言英文
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