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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged Lib Ed; Library edition (Aug. 7 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455895490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455895496
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Frances Itani is the author of Deafening, winner of a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Drummer General’s Award, and short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and Remembering the Bones, short-listed for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Kruithof on July 28 2012
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Requiem is a disturbing read of man's inhumanity towards others, all the more shameful because it happened in Canada. Emotions during war time are readily inflamed into enmity, racism and greed. The Japanese-Canadians along Canada's Pacific coast bore the brunt of this hysteria, their properties confiscated and forced into internment camps; a sad indictment of Canadian society at a stressful time.
The story takes a twist inside the camps. Resilient internees strive to make the best of a bad situation. They persevere. Strengths of human character and family ties shine through. When peace returns, they pursue with renewed vigour their rightful place in society.
The novel's portrayal of a family caught up in this drama is memorable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Okanagan Bob on May 19 2013
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Though I am not a member of a book club, I have already recommended this book to several people who are, because I think there are so many issues to delve into, that come out of this reading. First and foremost, of course, is the story of the relocation of Japanese Canadians during the war. Living in the area of British Columbia where many of the relocation camps were situated, and working with many people who went through that process, that has always been an area of great interest and concern for me. But many who lived the experience are reluctant to relive it. And so, though the details of the relocation were familiar, the feelings that Itani evoked in its telling, were new to me. But equally evocative were her stories around families, and especially the relationship of men with their sons. Though the telling of the story here, might have had some specifically Japanese aspects to it, it talked a lot about my relationships as a father, and I was surprised at Itani's insights into these male relationships. Equally evocative also, were her stories about a man, grieving the loss of a wife. Being in that process, I kept thinking she must have had that experience too, because it seems to me that, only someone who had experienced it, could describe it as she did. My one problem with the book was the ending, which seemed too facile. But since it brought a good resolution, I can forgive her that.
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By Sonja-Ann on June 11 2012
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I loved this book. I was fascinated and heart broken by a part of Canadian history that is rarely talked about. I have been to many of the areas of canada where there were internment camps and not even known they had been there. I felt the characters were well developed and the story drew me in. I loved the music and art aspects of the story as well as the water theme. I cried and I laughed and I was so glad I read it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
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My wife read and loved this book. It had been given to us. When we wanted to lend it to someone else, we could not find it on our bookshelves, mostly because we had forgotten the title. When we bought it from Amazon anew, we recognized the book and found our first copy back on our shelves. My wife highly recommends this book, because of the personable description of the main character.
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By Dorothy Froman on Jan. 8 2013
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Although the subject matter of the book is harsh it was written in a lyrical and gentle manner.. It highlights a sorrowful and shameful page in the life of Canada I enjoyed it so much I bought an additional book to give away. Highly recommend this book..
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