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✪ [PDF] ✐ Phantoms By Christian Kiefer ✷ – Soccerjerseys-wholesale.co 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 coIn 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 neighbo.

R 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 fo.

phantoms pdf Phantoms ePUBR 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 fo.

ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206;

ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206;

10 thoughts on “Phantoms

  1. Marcy Dermansky Marcy Dermansky says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBChristian Kiefer's PHANTOMS tells a story I haven't read in fiction before giving us a Japanese family forced to leave there home and live in an interment camp at the end of World War II And this is what I love about fiction a writer taking me some place I haven't imagined before The opening chapter about a soldier a young man both American and Japanese a soldier returning to the home that he has been exiled from is poignant and riveting and truly heartbreaking The narrative takes off in interesting ways from there


  2. Susan Johnson Susan Johnson says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBThere are times when I get really mad at myself I put off reading this book because I thought it would be sad and depressing Was I ever wrong This is a beautifully written lyrical story about what happened to a Japanese family during WWII in Calif Although they were sent to an internment camp the story revolves around their son Ray who enlisted and fought in the war The story tells what happens to him when he returns home to his former home and friends The story is told retrospectively through the eyes of a Vietnam vet who is struggling to come to terms with his service The vet moves in


  3. Jill Jill says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBSherman famously said “War is hell” but the real hell is how it dehumanizes us and forces us to be less than who we are In this novel Christian Kiefer takes arguably two of the four most hideous parts of America’s past – the Japanese


  4. Kasa Cotugno Kasa Cotugno says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBThere really is a Newcastle California And 70 years ago a thriving orchard business of fruit production despite its being in the heart of gold country As WWII breaks two families personify the dichotomy of the population The landowning Wilsons and their tenants the indispensable Takahashis who have been instrumental in rejuvenating the orchards and making them flourish This book begins at the war's end with Ray Takahashi home from the Europ


  5. Susan Emmet Susan Emmet says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBEnduring the seemingly unbearable with grace and dignity The Buddhist belief in gaman links all the pieces of this well researched historical novelJohn Frazer ill with PTSD and addiction returns from Vietnam a broken soul As his attempts to heal falter fail and then succeed a bit he is enmeshed in the story of his Aunt Evelyn Wilson's family and that of the Takahashi family who live in Placer County California before during and after World War II Without dumping too much of the mystery Frazer ends up being the link to uncover and discover what really happened during Japanese internment and the aftermath of WW II As lost as he is he nonetheless pursues the stories over many years as he goes to school marries has a family and tries to write the book long plannedThis is a moving and truthful novel full of suspense and sorrow and surprise Would that human beings learn from their mistakes


  6. Jk Jk says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBI received a free advance reading copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaways program and would like to thank anyone involved in making that happenThis is a quietly beautiful novel that deals with the aftermath of war and how it reverberates through generations It tells the heartbreaking story of two intertwined families ripped apart by World War II and tenuously reunited by old family secrets and mysteries after the Vietnam war This novel is a gorgeously written slow burner with a satisfying conclusion I was familiar with the Japanese term gaman but this story really personified it and brought my understanding of the concept to a whole new level Highly recommended and I will be seeking out by this author


  7. Paul Paul says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBIt's 1969 A strung out Vietnam vet returns to his California hometown where he encounters an aunt he doesn't know well but who asks him to drive her to San Jose so she can visit an old friend Upon arriving his aunt and her friend a


  8. Nancy Nancy says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBGorgeous writing foreshadowing that draws the reader to turn pages wonderful characters and an exploration of deeply American themes propelled me to read Phantoms by Christian Kiefer in two sittingsJohn Frazier returns from Vietnam a shattered man He moves in with his grandmother and takes a job pumping gas He becomes involved with two formidable women whose husbands were once best friends a confidence man becoming the bearer of the secrets of their entwined family histories dating to the 1940sAunt Evelyn Wilson's husband ran an orchard Kimiko Takahashi was a Japanese picture bride Their husband worked together friends over their shared love of the orchard Their children grew up togetherThe ugliness of racism underlies the story of star crossed lovers separated by WWII and the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Removal Act a story that ends in tragedy They would love each other In secrecy and in silence And then all of it would blown


  9. Sharon Sharon says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUBI made a decision earlier this year to read books by or about people of color which was why I picked up Phantoms It is the story of two Placer County famiies one white and one Japanese in the days of World War II Both families are affected by internments prejudice and The Takahashis are tenants on the Wilson farm helping Mr Wilson with his orchards Their elder son Raymond is great friends with the Wilson kids Jimmy and Helen When Japanese families are rounded up and taken to internment camps the Wilsons vow to look after the Takahashis' propertyRay becomes one of the Nisei veterans second generation Japanese Americans who joined the military and fought on the side of the US When he returns to his home town he finds the Wilsons arrayed against him for reasons he doesn't understandCut forward to the late 1960s when Mrs Wilson's nephew John is staying with his grandmother in that same town and a variety


  10. Mary Lins Mary Lins says:

    ePUB Christian Kiefer #181; #181; Phantoms Epub #206; phantoms pdf, Phantoms ePUB“Phantoms” by Christian Kiefer is a captivating and beautifully written story that weaves in the concept of “gaman” a Buddhist term meaning “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity” The novel touches upon historic events two wars and the Japanese internment camps It is a story of survival and loss of family and nationalismOur first person narrator is John Frazier just home from Vietnam in 1969 John is clearly struggling we would see it clearly as PTSD today and he goes to live with his grandmother in a rural fruit farming town in Placer County California There he meets the stern and enigmatic Mrs Wilson who leads him to the Takahashi family and the mystery of their son Ray who years ago had returned from the European theater in WWII Kiefer’s strong and elegant prose with perfect pacing propels the reader through this complicated story of human nature loving suffering fighting g


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