Phantoms : a novel / Christian Kiefer.
- First edition.
- New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 
233 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
Veterans -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
World War (1939-1945)
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
- FICTION / Literary.
- "Torn apart by war and bigotry, two families confront long-buried secrets in this haunting American novel of World War II and Vietnam. In the panoramic tradition of Charles Frazier's fiction, Phantoms is a fierce saga of American culpability. A Vietnam vet still reeling from war, John Frazier finds himself an unwitting witness to a confrontation, decades in the making, between two steely matriarchs: his aunt, Evelyn Wilson, and her former neighbor, Kimiko Takahashi. John comes to learn that in the onslaught of World War II, the Takahashis had been displaced as once-beloved tenants of the Wilson orchard and sent to an internment camp. One question has always plagued both families: What happened to the Takahashi son, Ray, when he returned from service and found that Placer County was no longer home--that nowhere was home for a Japanese American? As layers of family secrets unravel, the harrowing truth forces John to examine his own guilt. In prose recalling Thomas Wolfe, Phantoms is a stunning exploration of the ghosts of American exceptionalism that haunt us today"-- Provided by publisher.
- Includes bibliographical references and filmography (pages 230-232).
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