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"Kyoto, Japan, 1948. 'If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent ... Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.' Such is eight-year-old Noriko 'Nori' Kamiza's first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight her confinement to the attic of her grandparents' imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her shameful skin. The illegitimate child of a Japanese aristocrat and her African ...

Fifty Words for Rain 2021, Dutton

ISBN-13: 9781524746384

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Fifty Words for Rain 2020, Dutton Books

ISBN-13: 9781524746360